When we designed our original kit we got great feedback from a good cross section of consumers. Most beginners wanted a smaller tray to test the growing and consuming of microgreens. It was not a question of whether these are nutritious and great foods, the question is whether they would grow and flourish even closed houses or apartments.
We also wanted to be eco conscious so we started with an eye towards utlizing containers that are being thrown away after consumig packaged foods. We settled on two convenient packaging items ... our Micro Farm is based on a 4" square container that we got at whole foods from their olive bar. Our Mini Farm is based on a classic hawaiian mini bento container or sushi container found all over the world. Both containers are designed to utilize our bioSoil without any waste and contains either 3 or 4 packets of seeds that are premeasured to fill those containers.
The above pics are our three starter crops in our Micro Farm-in-a-Box ... amaranth, broccoli and radish blend. These photos were taken after 5 days .... appear to be right on a 7 day seed to harvest cycle. These are the clear small food containers from our local Whole Foods and are approximately 4" X 4" in size. Notice what a handy harvest these containers represent. Tomorrow we will highlight our Mini Farm-in-a-Box. Pricing and availability yet to be determined with expected launch by Sept 1 ....
These containers are also the basis for our classroom units that are being designed now to introduce a new generation to the wonder of microgreens ...
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