New farmshare launching: We Grow Microgreens, Roslindale, MA

By Lucia January 19, 2016

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Michael Docter (our favorite winter farmer) told me about a new farm. Tim, the grower, joined us for Food Dev and we got to hear more about what he’s doing. He went to BC and used to be a lawyer, but then got interested in growing microgreens. He grows them in his greenhouse in Roslindale, MA using organic practices. Microgreens are the tender, edible seedlings of vegetables and herbs. Unlike sprouts, microgreens are grown in soil and only the stem and the leaves are eaten, not the root. A lot of them tend to be spicier, bolder in flavor, so a little bit goes a long way. I really loved the daikon radish one, I could imagine using it to cook Chinese food at home.

We’re going to offer a mid-season addition to our Farmshare program. This will be available at HFI, HUB, KND, and BLV. The share begins on January 25th, and the deadline to sign up is January 20th.

For the Winter 2015 CSA, a sample pickup will include 2 salad-sized containers of microgreens, such as Pea Shoots, Radish, Sunflower, Red Amaranth, Nasturtium, Mustard, Broccoli, Kale, Chives, Watercress, Arugula, Shiso and Cilantro. $144 for 8 pickups, every other week, beginning January 25. Head over to the Farmshare page of our website if you’d like to join this share.

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