our produce

Fresh

Your Microgreens are harvested on the same day they are delvered to guarantee freshness. For restaurants, we offer the option of Live trays for the extra fresh touch

Organic

We do not use pesticide or any chemical on our plants. Our growing process is organic. The material and  seeds are sourced from approved organic suppliers

Local

We are a family run Urban farm in Surrey. We believe that supporting Local businesses builds communities. “There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.” – Margaret J. Wheatley

What are Microgreens

Smaller than baby greens herbs and older than sprouts, these delicate leaves of deliciousness are grown from seed to harvest in about 10 days. Essentially a baby plant, it is left to grow further than the sprouting stage until just after the cotyledon leaves have developed. The actual leaves and stems are consumed, not the seed. All the good enzymes from the seed are activated during germination and passed into their rich leaves, creating a visually pleasing tiny green plant, unbelievably rich in nutrients and packed with punchy flavour.

Microgreens have mainly been a firm favourite in fine dining restaurants and therefore still relatively unknown. However, they are becoming increasingly popular amongst the nutrition focused households due to their incredible health benefits, great flavour and are really just very easy to use.

Recent studies have proven that microgreens are ‘four, to forty fold more concentrated with nutrients than their mature counterparts’ *  The nutrients within these fascinating little plants help to strengthen and protect your eyes, bones, aid digestion, reduce inflammation and strengthen the immune system.  In addition they assist in protecting against cancer, regulating cholesterol, boosting your metabolism to help with weight loss, fight infections and prevent anaemia and treats anaemic symptoms.

It is no wonder that these wonderful herbs are referred to as super foods and we have listed their potential health benefits in more detail below.

*said researcher Qin Wang, PhD, assistant professor at the University of Maryland.

How to use Microgreens

Due to their delicate structure and unique flavours that are spicy and sweet, microgreens, are used by chefs in particular to create attractive dishes in restaurants. However microgreens are so much more than garnish and will enhance any soup, sandwich, wrap, stir fry, pizza, burger, pasta, sauce and our personal favourite – salad! Adding micros to your salad, especially pea and sunflower shoots will leave you in awe of the flavour and quite literally transform your salad, admitting you did not know greens could take so good. We suggest a drizzle of virgin olive oil with freshly squeezed lemon to really bring out the flavour of your salad and you will feel the goodness you are tasting!

Getting children and toddlers to enjoy their greens is easier too, especially served as a snack.

 

Sunflower Shoots - 90g

Sunflower microgreens offer a gorgeous crunch, nutty flavour and are great just as a tasty, easy snack on their own or added to your dishes.

As with most microgreens, sunflowers are loaded in nutrients and are a good source of healthy fats, fibre, protein and iron.

Nutritional value and potential health benefits include:

  • Vitamin B and Zinc:

They are packed with Vitamin B and Zinc, which help combat stress and balance your hormones.

Vitamin B also helps protect against cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and depression. Folate (or folic acid) is a necessary B vitamin for pregnant women. The combination of B vitamins also assists in the mother’s circulation as well as aids in stress relief.

  • Protein:

Sunflowers also contain a surprising 25% protein and are a great vegetarian source of protein.

Protein assists in muscle tissue repair and is also important in bone development and the prevention of osteoporosis.

  • Vitamin C and E:

Boosts antioxidant capacity.

Helps reduce blood pressure, increase the elasticity of arteries and prevent heart disease.

  • Vitamin A:

Helps keep eyes healthy and protects against diabetes.

Interesting to know: The sunflower sprout are thought to assist in clearing a cough it can have the ability to encourage clearance of the lungs. Keeping them in your diet can assist as a preventative measure against lower respiratory infections to deter the invasion of pathogens.

Tendril Pea shoot - 85g

Combining really well with the sunflower shoot, the pea is bursting with sweet, crunchy flavour. Their young stem and curly tendrils keep well in the fridge and are durable. Add them to your salads or stir fry – or even just sautéed on their own with garlic and olive oil!

Nutritional value and potential health benefits include:

They are a great source of nutrients and vitamins such as beta-carotine, Vitamin C, folate, fibre and more. An easy way to support your immune system. Some more examples include:

  • Folate:

With eight times more folate than bean sprouts.

Folate (or folic acid) is a necessary B vitamin for pregnant women. The combination of B vitamins also assists in the mother’s circulation as well as aids in stress relief.

  • Protein:

Up to 69% of high quality bioavailable protein and a good source of protein to help support a vegetarian diet.

Protein assists in muscle tissue repair and is also important in bone development and the prevention of osteoporosis.

  • Vitamin C:

Seven times more vitamin C than blueberries, which boosts antioxidant capacity and keeps the colds at bay!

  • Vitamin A:

Four times more Vitamin A than tomatoes. Helps keep eyes healthy and protects against diabetes.

China Rose Radish

Radish microgreens spicy and distinctly peppery in taste, with beautiful pink stems and green leaves. They add a burst of flavour to salads, soups, sushi, sandwiches and egg dishes.

Nutritional value and potential health benefits include:

Radish microgreens are a good source of vitamin C, energy and carbohydrates. They also contain zinc, potassium, folate, manganese, copper, sodium, phosphorus, dietary fibre, niacin, riboflavin, vitamin B1 & B6, calcium, iron, magnesium and so much more.

They are especially helpful in digestion aid as they soothe, cleanse the body, help with constipation and even urinary disorders. Radish can also assist in relieving congestion and is good for allergies, colds and infections.

Broccoli - 30g

Broccoli microgreens are very tasty and a wonderful accompaniment to almost any meal, their flavour is subtle and hints of just a touch of broccoli and with their tiny delicate leaves they add a wonderful finishing touch to your dish. Try them in salads, sandwiches, meat dishes, cheese and egg dishes. You can stor fry or steam microgreens, as you will not lose the nutrients, however it is best not to cook them for too long and do so on low heat for a short time.

Another major player in the super foods category, Broccoli microgreens have an impressive nutritional profile and recent research has shown that broccoli contains sulforaphane, a substance which could protect us against the risk of cancer occurring, and reduce the severity of cancers that do occur. They also  contain soluble fibres, indole-3-carbonol (I3C), folate, sulphur, and a wide variety of minerals and vitamins including A, B, C, E and K. They are also a rich source of Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Carotene, Chlorophyll and Amino Acids.

These tiny super hero leaves offer an extensive list of potential health benefits

Nutritional value and potential health benefits include:

  • Vitamin B and Zinc:

They are packed with Vitamin B and Zinc, which help combat stress and balance your hormones.

Vitamin B also helps protect against cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and depression. Suggested it assists against dementia and Alzheimer, alleviates hypertension and stroke prevention.

Folate (or folic acid) is a necessary B vitamin for pregnant women. The combination of B vitamins also assists in the mother’s circulation as well as aids in stress relief.

  • Protein:

Protein assists in muscle tissue repair and is also important in bone development and the prevention of osteoporosis. Assists in maintaining healthy teeth, skin and bones.

  • Vitamin C and E:

Twice the amount of Vitamin C as spinach, excellent immune system support, Increases protection from bacterial and viral infections.

Boosts antioxidant capacity.

Helps reduce blood pressure, increase the elasticity of arteries and prevent heart disease.

  • Vitamin A:

Helps keep eyes healthy and protects against glaucoma and reduces the risk of type II diabetes.

Micro Garlic Chives

Beautifully delicate yet bold in flavour, these tiny chives are fantastic to add flavour and also creative flare to your meals! With their garlic and soft onion  flavour, they are simply delicious and can be added scrambled eggs, omelettes, sushi, soups, salads, fish, pastas, burgers, crostini’s and are especially wonderful with mushroom, cheese, potato and egg dishes. They still have their tiny seed attached so really add an interesting look with a thread of colour and texture to your meal.

I love how they balance out a salad and give food an extra depth that is easily obtained just by adding a handful of these vibrantly green herbs that offer a spicy yet sweet undertone. Garlic Chives Microgreens pair well with other herbs, such as tarragon, chervil and parsley. They can be added un-chopped during the final preparation stage of your dish, to avoid over cooking and wilting.

Nutritional value and potential health benefits include:

Garlic chives are a good source of Vitamins A, B, C & E and are high in levels of potassium, iron and calcium, magnesium and zinc.

  •  Vitamin B and Zinc:

They are packed with Vitamin B and Zinc, which help combat stress, balances your hormones, improves mood and memory retention.

Vitamin B also helps protect against heart disease, osteoporosis and depression. Folate (or folic acid) is a necessary B vitamin for pregnant women. The combination of B vitamins also assists in the mother’s circulation as well as aids in stress relief.

  • Protein:

Protein assists in muscle tissue repair and is also important in bone development and the prevention of osteoporosis.

  • Vitamin C and E:

Boosts antioxidant capacity.

Helps reduce blood pressure, increase the elasticity of arteries and improves heart health, so assists in preventing heart disease.

  • Vitamin A:

Helps keep eyes healthy and protects against diabetes.

Micro Basil

Basil microgreens are a hidden secret amongst chefs and food enthusiasts, these wonderfully delicate leaves offer the clear basil flavour of the full sized basil, yet they offer 4 – 5 times the nutrients.

Basil is a clear favourite in that it is a great garnish and also offers the punchy flavour that compliments so many dishes, especially pasta, pizza, seafood and more. Best eaten raw to get the most out of the flavours and nutritional value. Move over salad cress, I would choose basil anyday!

Nutritional value and potential health benefits include:

 

Basil Microgreens contain an amazing number of nutrients, including:

Protein, vitamins E, A, K, B6, and C; as well as calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, copper, phosphorous, and even potassium!

 

Benefits of these can include:

Anti-Inflammatory & anti-bacterial

Citronellol and linalool are both found in basil and are believed to reduce inflammation (aches and pains) in the body and fight bacterial infections.

Bone Strength

The calcium in basil microgreens assists in maintaining good bone and teeth strength.

Hormone Regulation

The combination of zinc, protein and magnesium found in basil microgreens help balance your hormones.

Micro Coriander

A firm favourite with our chefs as it pairs well with almost anything. The subtle flavour is less intense than its mature counter part and offers a softer sweet and spicy coriander flavour. Try it with fish, salads, curries, thai and more, a wonderfully versatile little green.  

Taking longer to grow, we need a longer lead time in order to ensure this microgreen is ready to harvest on your required date.

Nutritional value and potential health benefits include:

Similar to its microgreen siblings, these tiny leaves are packed with Vitamins and minerals, such as vitamins A, B, C, E and K, Beta-carotene, calcium, iron, potassium and zinc. All playing a role in maintaining great health and weight loss.

Seasonal Salad Mix

The Seasonal Salad Mix is generally a combination of Tendril Pea shoots, Sunflower shoots, China Rose Radish, Micro Broccoli and Micro Rocket with occasional additions such as Garlic Chives to compliment the mix.

On the Grow

Sunflower Shoots
Pea Shoots
Micro China Rose Radish
Micro Broccoli
Micro Garlic Chives
Micro Basil
Micro Coriander
Micro Rocket
Red Amaranth