local living microgreens
We are excited to offer a new local source for cut-and-use Microgreens grown by R Farm in Oroville, CA. These tiny edible greens have more intense flavor and are naturally higher in nutrients than their fully grown versions because of their rapid growth. The growth cycle is 14 days from planting to ready-to-trim, and they continue to stay fresh for 2-3 weeks. Produce Express delivers the microgreens in soil, ready to trim. While in their trays, microgreens are alive and must be handled with care. We will offer the following varieties: Mizuna (Red Kingdom)– has a mild pepper flavor with subtle earthiness, great for garnishing pizza, pasta, cheese plates, and meat dishes. Tatsoi– an Asian green with a nutty, mild mustard flavor, sweet aroma, and mineral finish. It is a delicious compliment to seafood dishes, salads, and citrus. Kale (Red Russian)- mildly nutty with a balanced sweet and earthy flavor that compliments savory dishes. All three varieties are delivered in 8-cell flats, $12.75. Not only is it is more cost effective to receive the microgreens still in soil trays than to purchase them already trimmed, but they also maintain freshness longer. They can be stored in an open-air environment or the walk-in. To extract the live microgreens from the trays we recommend using a pair of sharp scissors to cut the plant at the base, just above the roots, while holding a small bunch with your fingertips. To make sure you get the most flavor and best texture, use the microgreens immediately after cutting. The microgreens will not regrow after trimming. These tiny, delicate greens add beautiful color, texture, and great flavor to salads and are an excellent garnish for a variety of dishes.