Full interview with the Microgreens Farmer. He started in his parent’s basement and quickly expanded to a 2,000 sq. ft. grow space. Over the last two years he’s added new products such as sprouts and selling Easy Sprouter brand sprouting racks. He sells at farmer’s markets and makes home deliveries to coolers on customer’s doorsteps. Local restaurants buy through large food service companies so he goes direct to customers. His profit margin is very high (70-80%) because his main cost is seeds which are very cheap. His main advice is to smart small with a few varieties such as sunflower seeds and pea shoots, and only add new varieties after you master the process.
Search our blog for keyword Microgreens (see search box on right hand side of page). They are one of the most nutritional dense foods in the world. Many times the nutrition is 10-30x or more than regular produce from the supermarket, because all the energy and vitality are concentrated in the baby plant. And unlike typical garden vegetables they can be grown in as little as 10-14 days.