We do not use any herbicides, fungicides, pesticides or fertilizers. Our microgreens are grown hydroponically, using only Non-GMO seeds and filtered water. As an urban indoor farm, we are able to produce year-round, ensuring a variety of microgreens throughout all the seasons.
We not do use any fertilizers in our growing process. High quality non-GMO seeds let Mother Nature do all the work. Each seed is already endowed with its own packet of nutrients which is activated as the seed begins to germinate. By allowing the microgreens to use their own energy to grow, we’re able to cut out the need for any fertilizer.
What does this mean for you? Purer taste, safer choice.
No fertilizers means no adulterants in your food and a much lower risk of contamination. The use of animal based fertilizer on any leafy green increases the risk of bacteria. Not only do we sterilize our seeds at each planting using hydrogen peroxide, a natural disinfectant, but we also significantly lower risk of any food borne bacteria by growing pure. Just filtered water and seeds.
We Sell Living
Unfortunately, once microgreens are cut or harvested, their nutrients rapidly begin to degrade. Sweet City Micros sells living microgreens with the roots still attached, ensuring the highest amount of nutrients for the buyer possible. By allowing customers to harvest their microgreens as needed, whether at home on the kitchen counter or in a commercial kitchen, all of the microgreens' nutrients are retained.
The Sustainable Vertical Farm
With only 130 square feet, we are truly a micro-farm focused on sustainability. We utilize vertical growing space, energy efficient LED lights, minimize water usage, compost any microgreen waste on site and only serve our local community - all in an attempt to lessen our carbon footprint.