Proposed urban farm rendering for expansion plan by volunteer Architect, Maria McMorran.
We Grow Microgreens, LLC, by urban growers Lisa Evans and Tim Smith specializes in growing highly nutritious microgreens 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.
Their greenhouse is in the Roslindale 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.
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 farmer's markets and restaurants.