Why we chose our "grown to order" business plan!
In recent years, microgreens have gained immense popularity among health-conscious people, chefs, and food enthusiasts. These tiny plants, harvested at the cotyledon stage, are nutrient-dense and flavorful, making them an ideal addition to salads, sandwiches, smoothies, and other dishes. However, the problem with microgreens is that they have a short shelf life and can quickly lose their nutritional value if not consumed promptly. That's where the concept of "grown to order" microgreens delivered to your home on the same day comes in, offering numerous benefits over store-bought or pre-packaged alternatives.
The first and most obvious benefit of grown to order microgreens is freshness. When you order microgreens that are grown to order, they are harvested on the same day and delivered to your doorstep within hours. This ensures that you receive the freshest, most nutritious microgreens possible. In contrast, store-bought microgreens may have been sitting on the shelves for several days, losing nutrients and flavor over time.
Another benefit of grown to order microgreens is variety. With this service, you have access to a wider range of microgreens than what you might find in a grocery store. You can choose from dozens of different types of microgreens, including popular varieties like sunflower, pea shoots, and radish, as well as lesser-known varieties like broccoli, cabbage, and kale. This variety allows you to experiment with new flavors and textures in your cooking, while also ensuring that you are getting a diverse range of nutrients from your microgreens.
Grown to order microgreens are also more sustainable than store-bought alternatives. When you order microgreens that are grown to order, you are supporting local farmers and reducing the carbon footprint associated with transporting and storing produce. Additionally, many growers of grown to order microgreens use sustainable farming practices, such as hydroponics and vertical farming, which require less water and space than traditional farming methods.
The major drawback is a 2 week grow/delivery wait time, so things such as "rushed orders" become a bit of an issue. However, when teamed up with restaurants it is important for us to have contingency plans in case something were to go wrong. We always grow extra produce for our farmers markets, and if a restaurant or client requests some of our greens in advance we are more than happy to accommodate and set aside a few trays either for delivery or pick up at our designated farmers market!
Finally, grown to order microgreens are often more affordable than store-bought alternatives. While the upfront cost may be slightly higher, you are getting more for your money. Because these microgreens are fresher, more nutrient-dense, and more flavorful, you can use less of them in your cooking, making them last longer. This can ultimately save you money in the long run.
In conclusion, grown to order microgreens delivered the same day to your home offer numerous benefits over store-bought or pre-packaged alternatives. They are fresher, more nutritious, more sustainable, more convenient, and more affordable. If you're a fan of microgreens or looking to incorporate more fresh produce into your diet, this service is worth considering. Take some time to consider becoming part of our subscription service and get your greens delivered fresh every Tuesday!