Microgreens in Kerikeri and Bay of Islands

Microgreens are a popular health food, and for good reason: they are more nutrient dense than their fully mature counterparts. Read more about microgreens nutrition here – you will be surprised at just how good these tiny little plants are for you.

Because microgreens are so nutrient dense, it means that just a few servings of microgreens in your diet can really help boost your health.

The microgreens range from Leaf Produce is spray-free, and grown in the glorious natural daylight of the Bay of Islands, rather than LED or fluorescent lights, which is the industry standard.

No wonder our microgreens are bursting with flavour, with all that lovely light!

Microgreens range as at October 2020

You can find a selection of our microgreens at our market stall, sold as living punnets for $3 each. More varieties will be added later in Spring.

The following shows our full range of microgreens - these can be grown to order in large trays. (Sorry, we don't grow small punnets to order - if you'd like small punnets, the best thing to do is to get to our market stall early for the best selection!)

How to order large trays of microgreens: Our most popular varieties can be ordered from this website. If you don't see the variety you'd like, please drop me a line at cornelia@fxmarketing.co.nz

Broccoli (Green) Microgreens

They’re green, taste of broccoli, and are incredibly good for you. They’re also super versatile and go great with just about any dish.

Chrysanthemum Microgreens

Tastes the way Chrysanthemums smell! Also known as Shungiku.

  • Punnets at market: NO
  • Can be grown to order in large trays: YES - contact me with your requirements. The lead time is 16-28 days depending on the time of year.

Coriander Microherbs

Coriander (cilantro) microgreens are the perfect size for garnishing a special dish.

  • Punnets at market: NO
  • Can be grown to order in large trays: YES - contact me with your requirements. The lead time is 16-28 days depending on the time of year.
Cress microgreens

Cress Moss Curled Microgreens

This is the peppery cress that's traditionally used with egg sandwiches.

  • Punnets at market: YES
  • Can be grown to order in large trays: YES - contact me with your requirements.
dill microgreens

Dill Microherbs

Dill is a challenging herb to grow to maturity, so by enjoying them as microgreens you get all the flavour but without the hassle.

  • Punnets at market: YES
  • Can be grown to order in large trays: NO - it doesn't like growing in shallow trays.
healthy mix microgreens

Healthy Mix

Contains broccoli, kohlrabi and red cabbage for ultimate nutrition. This mix has a mild flavour.

kale chinese red microgreens

Kale Chinese Red Microgreens

Turns from greeny-red to a more intense red, and then serrated leaves appear. The flavour is spicy when it's young, and then mellows out.

  • Punnets at market: YES
  • Can be grown to order in large trays: YES - contact me with your requirements.

Komatsuna Microgreens

The perfect choice for the indecisive: it’s a little spicy, but not too much. It’s both red and green. It’s got everything – including lots of nutrients!

mustard microgreens

Mustard Microgreens

The second set of leaves (true leaves) that emerge are frilly and cute! Has a mustard flavour.

  • Punnets at market: YES
  • Can be grown to order in large trays: NO - it doesn't like growing in shallow trays.

Orach Microgreens

Also known as Mountain Spinach, these pretty red microgreens turn every dish into a masterpiece – but without dominating the flavour.

  • Punnets at market: NO
  • Can be grown to order in large trays: YES - contact me with your requirements. The lead time is 15-20 days depending on the time of year.

Pea Shoots

Also known as pea feathers or pea tendrils, every stem is like a crazy little work of art with its curly tendrils. Kids find them fun to eat.

Red Cabbage Microgreens

With a violet stem and lush dark green leaves, who knew that cabbage could be so glamorous?!

  • Punnets at market: YES
  • Can be grown to order in large trays: YES - contact me with your requirements. The lead time is 12-18 days depending on the time of year.

Red Radish Rambo Microgreens

So pretty! So tasty! Radish microgreens turn a salad, sandwich or wrap from ordinary to extraordinary.

Rocket Microgreens

Get that distinctive tangy, peppery flavour in a small garnish-friendly leaf.

  • Punnets at market: YES
  • Can be grown to order in large trays: YES - contact me with your requirements. 
wheatgrass

Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass is for juicing, and it's packed with with vitamins and antioxidants.

  • Punnets at market: YES
  • Can be grown to order in large trays: YES - contact me with your requirements. 

 

Please note that lead times vary according to the microgreen variety, and the time of year – please contact me for more details: cornelia@fxmarketing.co.nz

More microgreens varieties will be available later in Spring!

More yummy varieties will be available in summer! Be sure to follow us on Instagram or Facebook to get all the latest announcements. 

Why buy microgreens as living plants?

  1. Longer shelf life.
  2. The flavour is retained.
  3. Nutrients are retained.
  4. No single use plastic packaging. (The small punnets are made from starch and very compostable; and the larger plastic trays are reused.)

How to care for your living microgreens

Here’s where you can find full details on how to care for your living microgreens.

How to order your microgreens direct

Ordering your microgreens is easy! We grow them to order in large trays, measuring approx. 28 x 33cm, and are supplied as living plants. 

Click here to order online.

Our best sellers are on that page – if you’re interested in varieties that aren’t listed, just drop me a line at: cornelia@fxmarketing.co.nz

Cornelia

Cornelia – the grower at Leaf Produce