Week in Photos: 5 & 6

Microgreens

I once read microgreens being described as "vegetable confetti," and think that's a pretty fun and accurate way to describe them. Bright in color and flavor, they make a festive garnish, topping, and nutritional "pop" when sprinkled on any dish! 

Microgreens are the cornerstone of our farm's business, growing year-round in the tempered climate of our greenhouses, and are our most-widely distributed product. We recently expanded to include over 9000 square feet of greenhouse space and a repurposed soil shed system for our microgreens! In addition to micros, we grow nasturtiums and watercress in the greenhouse using an acquaponics system, which mimics a pond-and-stream system found in nature. To learn more about what a microgreens is and the different types of microgreens we grow, visit http://www.cityroots.org/microgreens/.

Our Greenhouse Manager, Beth, works tirelessly to ensure the microgreens production stays on-task and on-time! We're grateful for our entire Greenhouse team. 

Greenhouse Manager, Beth, seeding microgreens trays: sango radish.

Greenhouse Manager, Beth, seeding microgreens trays: sango radish.

The newest greenhouse in production, also housing some potted herbs.

The newest greenhouse in production, also housing some potted herbs.

Amaranth microgreens in the first greenhouse, Greenhouse 1.

Amaranth microgreens in the first greenhouse, Greenhouse 1.

Nasturtium and watercress growing in water through the farm's acquaponics system.

Nasturtium and watercress growing in water through the farm's acquaponics system.

Matt and Steven repurpose the current frame of the greenhouse soil shed, sawing out cubes to wedge in new boards. The greenhouse team is adjusting the soil shed compost system to ensure regular turning of the soil to keep in fungus-free. 

Matt and Steven repurpose the current frame of the greenhouse soil shed, sawing out cubes to wedge in new boards. The greenhouse team is adjusting the soil shed compost system to ensure regular turning of the soil to keep in fungus-free.