Specialty Crop Feature: Microgreens

Mi-Grow presented at the Spring Pittsburgh Home and Garden Show with Farm To Table. Don Kremer presented about how he grows microgreens and why he has grown them.

How to Use Microgreens in Your Daily Life

If you’re looking for a way to add more flavor, nutrition, and variety to your meals, you might want to try microgreens. Microgreens are young vegetable greens that are harvested when they are about 1-3 inches tall. They have an intense flavor and a high concentration of nutrients, making them a great addition to any diet.

But what are some ways to use microgreens in your daily life? Here are some ideas:

– Sprinkle them on salads: Microgreens can add a burst of color, texture, and flavor to any salad. You can use them as a garnish or mix them with other greens for a more interesting salad base. Some of the best microgreens for salads are radish, kale, Sunflower, and Kohlrabi greens. They have a peppery, spicy, tangy, or sweet flavor that pairs well with various dressings and toppings.

– Add them to sandwiches: Microgreens can also enhance your sandwiches by adding some crunch and freshness. You can layer them with cheese, meat, eggs, or veggies for a delicious sandwich filling. Some of the best microgreens for sandwiches are Radish, broccoli, and kale greens. They have a mild flavor that complements any sandwich ingredients.

– Blend them into smoothies: Microgreens can also boost your smoothies by adding some extra vitamins and antioxidants. You can blend them with fruits, yogurt, milk, or juice for a refreshing smoothie. Some of the best microgreens for smoothies are spinach, amaranth, wheatgrass, and basil greens. They have a green or herbal flavor that blends well with sweet fruits.

– Stir-fry them with other veggies: Microgreens can also be cooked lightly and added to stir-fries or other dishes. You can sauté them with garlic, oil, soy sauce,

or other seasonings for a quick and easy side dish. 

Where to Buy Microgreens?

You can order these mixes online or find them at select farmers’ markets and grocery stores in your area. They are also available at local coffee shops and restaurants.