About & Our Mission

At Microgreeny Farms, we grow healthy and delicious microgreens locally in Maine. Our pride is in our product that is cut fresh, just for you, on the morning of our delivery.

All of our seeds, soils, and products are non-GMO and pesticide and herbicide free. All of our containers are eco-friendly and biodegradable.

By utilizing sensors to track our grow data, we are able to provide a consistent quality of flavorful and colorful microgreens - right to your door!

Microgreen FAQ's

What are Microgreens? +

Microgreens are plants that are harvested in the second stage of the seed development cycle and offer intense flavor and are a great source of nutritional value.

Why should I add microgreens to my diet? +

  • The health benefits are promising; filled with antioxidants, microgreens can help tame free radicals that can lead to cancer.
  • Each microgreen offers different nutrients that will keep your body healthy, so eat a variety.
  • Microgreens are tasty. They add a plethora of flavor without a lot of calories.
  • Microgreens can make your cooking more colorful and enjoyable.

What is the difference between microgreens and sprouts? +

When it comes to growing sprouts and microgreens, the processes are completely distinguishable. When growing sprouts, seeds are soaked in water overnight and then rinsed and drained several times a day until they’re ready to eat. Sprouts are usually ready to eat within approximately four to six days. This process doesn’t require much more than water and a sprouting jar. No light, soil, or nutrients are needed to grow sprouts, which makes them fairly simple to grow so long as they are rinsed regularly. Sprouts are harvested by removing any floating seed husks through this rinsing cycle, and gently dried by blotting with a towel.

Microgreens, on the other hand, are usually grown in a more traditional manner. The seeds are planted in soil, similar to normal crops. However, microgreens are usually grown inside a shallow container as they do not require deep rooting. While most people grow microgreens in soil, some kits allow you to grow them on mats or other substances that are less messy than soil. Once planted, the microgreens are watered lightly (a spray bottle works well) on a regular basis until they have sprouted. These first set of leaves are called “cotyledons.” It is at this point that most people harvest their microgreens. Typically, harvesting occurs within one to three weeks by simply cutting the stem at the soil line.

While both sprouts and microgreens are recognized as nutritional powerhouses, research shows that microgreens are more nutritious than sprouts. In a principal experiment studying 25 commercially available varieties of microgreens, the key nutrients found were ascorbic acid (vitamin C), tocopherols (vitamin E), phylloquinone (vitamin K), and beta-carotene (vitamin A precursor). Although microgreens are more shown to be more nutritious than sprouts, sprouts remain a good alternative as they contain a high amount of fiber, protein, nutrients, and enzymes.

How do I use microgreens? +

  • They offer a pop of color and are a beautiful addition to any plate or presentation.
  • They can top hot dishes like pizza, soups, and pasta dishes to add a depth of flavor.
  • Use in a salad for a sublime presentation and a variety of leaves.
  • Blend into a smoothie with fruits and protein powder for a healthy easy meal.

Growing & Harvesting FAQ's

What types of microgreens do you sell? +

Do you use GMO-Free and Organic seed and material? +

Where and how do you grow? +

How often do you harvest your microgreens? +

Ordering & Delivery FAQ's

How often do you deliver, and what is your schedule? +

We deliver freshly cut microgreens the morning of your delivery on Monday's and Tuesdays. The delivery day depends on your County.

Monday: Kennebec, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, Androscoggin

Tuesday: Cumberland, York

Is delivery free? +

We offer free delivery on orders over $20. Orders under $20 will be charged a $5 delivery fee.

Do you use Eco-Friendly Packaging? +

Eating & Storage FAQ's

How long do microgreens stay fresh? +

When refrigerated at the correct temperature, you can expect you microgreens to stay fresh between 5-7 days. Some microgreens stay fresh longer, such as pea and sunflower.

You can find the Fresh by date on your package.

Do I need to wash my Microgreens before eating? +

We recommend washing your microgreens before consuming, since we DO NOT wash our microgreens before packaging. Microgreens are naturally clean and we cut above the soil line to ensure all you get are freshly harvested greens.

If I'm gluten intolerant, can I still eat microgreens? +

Absolutely! Microgreens do not contain gluten and is safe for those with gluten intolerance.

If I'm allergic to a certain vegetable, can I consume the microgreen version? +

If you are allergic to a specific vegetable there is a good chance you WILL be allergic to the microgreen version of the plant.

Can I eat microgreens if I'm taking blood thinning medication? +

Vitamin K is present in many of our avaliable microgreens, and are much more nutrient packed than their mature counterpart. Vitamin K can interact with blood thinning medications and those that are taking them should consult their doctor prior to consuming microgreens with Vitamin K.

Our Microgreens

Delivery Schedule

Monday: Kennebec, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, Androscoggin

Tuesday: Cumberland, York

Arugula – Slow Bolt

Overview

Slow Bolt Arugula is a popular microgreen and is on the spicier side with a peppery taste.

Flavor Profile

Buttery, Cabbage-like, Peppery

Texture

Crisp, Fresh

Nutrition

Calcium, Iron, Phosphorus, Vitamin A, Vitamin C

Basic Microgreen Salad Mix

Overview

Flavor Profile

Texture

Nutrition

Broccoli

Overview

Flavor Profile

Cabbage-like, Fresh, Mild Broccoli

Texture

Soft

Nutrition

Calcium, Iron, Phosphorus, Vitamin A, Vitamin C

Cabbage – Red Acre

Overview

Red Acre Cabbage microgreens grow red and violet stems with green leaves. They are very popular in microgreen salad mixes, and compliments brassicas and radish microgreens.

Flavor Profile

Strong Broccoli, Strong Cabbage

Texture

Fresh, Soft

Nutrition

Iron, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E

Kale – Red Russian

Overview

Flavor Profile

Nutty, Strong Broccoli

Texture

Crunchy

Nutrition

Antioxidants, Copper, Fiber, Iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K

Kohlrabi – Purple Vienna

Overview

Flavor Profile

Mild Cabbage, Strong Broccoli

Texture

Nutrition

Mustard – Red Streaks Mizuna

Overview

Flavor Profile

Bold Mustard, Mild Spice

Texture

Crisp, Firm

Nutrition

Antioxidants, Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K

Pea – Speckled

Overview

Flavor Profile

Fresh, Pea, Sweet

Texture

Crunchy, Succulent

Nutrition

Fiber, Micronutrients, Omega-3, Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E

Radish – Daikon

Overview

Flavor Profile

Fresh, Spicy

Texture

Crunchy, Succulent

Nutrition

Calcium, Carotenes, Folic Acid, Iron, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Zinc

Sampler Pack

Overview

Flavor Profile

Texture

Nutrition

Spicy Microgreen Salad Mix

Overview

Flavor Profile

Texture

Nutrition

Sunflower – Black Oil

Overview

Flavor Profile

Texture

Nutrition