There's a new vendor at the Rainier Saturday Market: "Teenie Weenie Microgreens".
I spoke with the owner, Dustin Lynch, who lives in Rainier. He grows his microgreens on special hemp mats instead of soil. The growing trays are sanitized and the water is at the correct PH for growing without bacteria, viruses, fungi or insects.
He gives out samples. His organic microgreen seedlings taste amazing! I tried broccoli, peas and sunflower microgreens. He delivers in Rainier. His microgreen & edible flowers menu is below.
Microgreens are vegetable greens harvested just after the cotyledon leaves have developed with one set of true leaves. Microgreens can lower blood pressure. Foods that are high in fiber and vitamin K can be helpful in maintaining a healthy blood pressure, and microgreens are high in both of these important elements as well as other vitamins and minerals. Wikipedia
Size: approximately 1-3 inches tall
According to WebMD some of the benefits of microgreens are:
- Microgreens might help fight cancer.
- Some microgreens can help lower cholesterol.
- Microgreens can support gut health.