We find that customers visit Wolff’s Farm Market for a variety of reasons — some want to shop local and support area farmers, while others are looking to expand their palates beyond the fruits and vegetables available in the grocery store, and some are on a journey to eat better.
No matter which of these lanes you fall into, microgreens are an item that may be of interest to you. Our microgreens come from New Eden Greens, grown by farmers who had been looking to purchase microgreens but couldn’t find the quality they wanted — so they did it themselves.
Their website says it best: “With lots of experimentation, we believe we have cracked the code on growing the perfect microgreens. We learned that the more care we put into growing our plants, the tastier and fresher they became.”
But what are microgreens?
Registered Dietician Janet Schuch describes them simply as “tiny vegetables power-packed with nutrients.”
Schuch is one of the cofounders of One You Nutrition, which has office locations in Allentown and Mechanicsburg.
Microgreens are an excellent first step in helping clients incorporate healthier foods into their diet, Schuch said.
“They’re smaller and packed with nutrients, so you can use a little bit and get a lot of flavor,” she said. “You can put them in a salad, or on top of really anything to get some flavor. Put them in a sandwich, instead of lettuce or spinach. It’s an easy way to start incorporating vegetables into their diet and it doesn’t feel overwhelming.”
Another option for first-timers is to toss a few microgreens into your morning eggs, or add them to pizza.
“But don’t cook them,” Schuch said. “They’re small enough they’ll get warm (from the hot pizza).”
In fact, cooked vegetables are why Schuch thinks so many people have trouble eating enough of them. She finds cooking can lessen their flavor.
“Vegetables are flavorful, but people equate vegetables with cooked vegetables,” she said.
“When you eat microgreens, you’re not cooking them.”
Think of it more like adding flavor to your meal.
Here’s how New Eden describes the benefits of their microgreen variations, which can be found in our farmers market:
- Detoxifying Superfood
- Boost Immune System
- Kidney Health
- Rich in “Super-nutrient” Sulforaphane
- Powerful Antioxidants
- Packed with Vitamins and Minerals
- Fertility & Libido Booster
- Anti Inflammatory
Spicy Mix Microgreens:
- Contains “Super-nutrient” Sulforaphane
- Calms Inflammation
- Rich in Antioxidants