Dan Huprich is the new Garden Director for Together we Grow and will be the contact person responsible for mighty micro greens. He will also be growing delicious produce in our new high tunnel all year long!
Dan Huprich, Garden Director
What are Microgreens?
Microgreens are young vegetable greens that are harvested after sprouting as shoots. You can think of Microgreens as being little baby vegetables that are somewhere between a sprout and a baby green. Used commonly in cuisine as a visual and flavor component, Microgreens are rich with nutrients such as potassium, zinc, and magnesium and have a higher concentration of antioxidants than mature greens. Having aromatic flavors, microgreens are excellent additions to a number of dishes such as salads, sandwiches, and even smoothies!
Check out these delicious microgreen recipes!
Below is information on the various microgreens we grow in our greenhouse
Slow Bolt Arugula
A spicy, peppery flavor that is great on just about anything. Contains glucosinolates (which have potential cancer-fighting properties), Vitamin C, and phenols that can help fend off toxins and stave off environmental stress.
Spicy Salad Mix
Contains broccoli, kale, purple vienna kohlrabi, arugula, red acre cabbage, and southern giant mustard. This microgreen mix has a unique blend of flavor with a spicy kick!
Black Oil Sunflower
This Microgreen is the most nutrient dense and contains the highest amount of protein! Being large in size with a crunchy texture, these greens have a delicious and slightly nutty flavor. They are high in vitamins A, B, complex D, and E, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus.
Waltham 29 Broccoli
These greens have a mild, fresh cabbage flavor. It is a hardy and substantial microgreen that is high in Vitamins A and C, Calcium, Iron, and Phosphorous.They are also favored for their health benefits, being a great source of sulforaphane. It is an excellent choice as a base for any micro greens salad.
White Ice Mustard
These greens are an excellent choice on sandwiches as pack a slightly mustardy flavor with a hint of spice. The green cotyledons have a speckled purple reverse and a fuzzy stem giving them a substantial texture. Mustard greens are high in antioxidants, fiber, Vitamins A, C, E, and K.
Blue Scotch Curled Kale
These greens have a rich nutty flavor with a mild spinach flavor. These are robust and substantial microgreens that are high in antioxidants, fiber, vitamins A, C, and K, iron, and copper. Blue Curled kale is a great choice as a base for any microgreen salad.
Dun Peas have a mildly sweet and fresh flavor and taste just like peas! They have a crunchy succulent texture that makes them a great addition to any salad or sandwich or even your favorite dinner dish. They are high in Vitamins A and C, folic acid, and fiber. You can try out these microgreens on select menu items at SteamRoller Bagel Sandwiches in Granville!
China Rose Radish
These are the most interesting greens with a spicy and floral flavor and succulent texture making them excellent garnishes on stir-fry and skillet dinners! They are high in Vitamins A, B, C, E, and K, folic acid, niacin, potassium, iron, phosphorous, pantothenic acid, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and carotenes.
These greens have a tender and delicate, tasting just like full-grown romaine lettuce. This makes these greens an awesome and nutritious addition to your burgers and is outdoor BBQ friendly! High in Vitamin B, C, and K, folic acid, and fiber.