One of the common questions we get is from people wanting to try their hand at producing microgreens for small commercial use. Farmers Markets provide a nice test bed for growers just starting out. We have designed a kit to answer the need for a starter commercial microgreen operation.
In order to see if this will work for you, simply go to some farmers markets in your area and see if anyone is selling microgreens and what is the common prices being paid. Our kits will provide live microgreens and we suggest selling them by the tray and not processed. In most venues, by selling the live trays of microgreens, you bypass a lot of health regulations dealing with processing microgreens for sale (research that also as regulations vary by locations).
The pictures are of our basic kit that features a 10"x10" holding tray that is basically 1/2 a standard seed tray. Each holding tray will house four 5"x5" growing trays that are your unit of sale. We have foung a fair pricing is anywhere from $5-$7.50 per tray as pictured below. Our kits will be available as hydroponic, our coir based growing wafers or you can use your own media as several of our customers are doing. The kits will be available here this week and we will also feature a lighting system for indoor growing. Kits will also include Non-GMO seeds as shown. We will provide specific growing instructions and support. Our suggestion is to grow out a tray or two to familiarize yourself with microgreens, but most crops take from 7-10 days so your initial learning curve can be fairly quick. We wanted to get these kits to market so you would be ready for spring and the markets.
Contact us for further info on your situation and stay tuned this week for the release of our Farmers Market Kits!
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