Urban farm rendering for expansion plan by volunteer Architect, Maria McMorran.
The ribbon cutting of our new farm took place on October 30th, 2019 with Mayor Walsh, Councilor McCarthy and the Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture, John Lebeaux. With the Deed and permits in hand, excavation, construction and then utilities were completed for our new greenhouse.
Our Newly Constructed Gakon Horticultural Projects Greenhouse!
We Grow Microgreens, LLC, by urban growers Lisa Evans and Tim Smith specializes in growing highly nutritious microgreens and edible flowers using organic and sustainable growing practices. Microgreens are tender, edible seedlings of vegetables and herbs grown to the cotyledons (seed leaves) or first true leaf stages. In comparison to their mature plant counterparts, microgreens provide approximately five times more vitamins and carotenoids. Unlike sprouts, microgreens are grown in soil and only the stem and the leaves are eaten not the root as is done with sprouts. Similar to sprouts, they are valued for their high nutritional value. Microgreens can provide strong flavors, bright colors and interesting textures as garnishes for salads or entrees.
The new 4600 square foot greenhouse is in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts where they are using predominantly natural sunlight for growing. Evans experienced the benefits of eating primarily a microgreen diet at the Hippocrates Health Institute and became fascinated with the curative properties of the tender greens. Smith is an urban gardener who has won local awards for various produce and garden. They use potting soil as a growing medium and try to find organically sourced seeds. After harvest, the soil is composted thereby creating minimal waste.
A huge thank you for your patience and support us as we have grown.
Rich Rosenthal of the Boston Neighborhood News was intrigued by Hyde Park's new farm.
The City of Boston Promotional Video on We Grow Microgreens, LLC's ribbon cutting.
Yawu Miller at the Bay State Banner captured the opening of our urban farm in Hyde Park.
Karen Morales at the Bay State Banner did an amazing piece about our new urban farm in Readville/Hyde Park under construction.
Carl Stevens, reporter from WBZ 1030 AM News, popped in for a surprise visit at the farm to see the construction and interviewed Tim. The fun interview can be seen here.
WBZ- CBS Channel 4 Boston Friday night news discussed how the two public school teachers became urban farmers.
The Boston Globe discovered We Grow Microgreens when shopping one day at Volante Farms. They were so impressed with the microgreens that they did a story.
Edible Boston Magazine also featured their microgreens in their Winter 2015 edition.
Ask This Old House television program wanted to instruct home owners on how to grow microgreens so Tim did an instructional class for them.
Sign-up for a CSA Farm share of microgreens at Johnny's Luncheonette in Newton Center by sending us an email.
Check out our location page to find us at grocery stores, farmer's markets and restaurants.
Co-owner, Lisa walks with Boston Mayor Walsh
along the Community Preservation Act path designed by Wes Wirth.
Our backyard greenhouse where it all began five years ago.
Our newly constructed 4600 square foot Gakon glass greenhouse.
Lisa and Tim stand with Mayor Walsh as the ribbon is cut for the new greenhouse.
Corn shoots, nasturtiums, daikon radish, violas and marigold petals.
We Grow Microgreens, LLC
Cornish eggs with corn shots, red amarath and edible flowers.
By Chef Ting owner of Oishii