At the peak of the COVID shutdown, when produce became less than stellar and more expensive, my mom tried putting in a garden,” he said. “As we were building it, I thought how much work this was compared to growing microgreens, how expensive this garden was and how much space it took up.”
Connor, who is also a community volunteer, envisioned a business with a public service twist. “I said to my mom, ‘We should teach people how to grow microgreens.’ I had no idea how much work, nor the positive impact this would have on so many people,” he said.
They sell microgreens and “Ready, Set, Grow!” kits through their website and social media platforms, to area chefs and at Coastal Cottage of Amelia, Nassau Health Foods and Red Bones Dog Bakery in Fernandina Beach. They also sell them at farmers markets, such as the one at the Celestial Farms animal sanctuary..
Microgreens are very young plants that are both delicate and flavorful. Often confused with sprouts, microgreens are just the tops of freshly-grown vegetables, harvested a few weeks after they’ve sprouted. They’re younger than baby greens but more mature than sprouts. Because we are growers and do not process our greens we are able to deliver the freshest, still on the root veggies.
"I was pleasantly shocked to see my child walk over to the tray of microgreens many times throughout the day and eat a handful of greens. I think growing her own food inspired her to eat them! Thank you, Amelia Island Microgreens!"
~Sharon Las Vegas, NV
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