We grow with CDFA Certified Organic, Sustainable, Renewable Coconut Coir the most stringently tested Medians in the country, then we specially enrich and fortify it for the earliest stages of plant growth. Coconut Coir is a superior median to grow with because of its natural near perfect PH of (5.2 - 6.3) for optimum Nutrient uptake, it is also a sterile growing median so there is no Mold or Fungi spores to worry about, and the only Bacteria are the essential ones for Nutrient uptake that we add, it also aerates the roots better for strong, healthy white roots, it also holds 7 times its own weight in water so you can water less frequently. All of our Organic, Veganic nutrients are CDFA certified or OMRI listed. We grow all of our microgreens in trays and depending on the variety we may allow them to soak before going to the germination room. We mature the trays in a temperature-controlled germination room making sure our plants get plenty of fresh air in the process. Afterwards, we move our microgreens onto shelving under energy efficient LED lighting to ensure the plants get bathed in blue full spectrum lighting specially designed for the early stages of plant growth. Each tray has it's Nutrients mixed in Reverse Osmosis triple filtered water and individually hand watered. The only disease and mold control product we use on the farm is 35% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide on the rare needed occasion. We grow from days to even months, we nurture each microgreen to its fullest potential. Human touch really is the secret ingredient for the best Microgreens.
Our Growing Process
All of our crops have been grown indoors in a fully climate controlled growing area comprised of around 700 Square feet, but coming soon we will be expanding to a climate controlled Greenhouse also, while some MicroGreens like different Basils, Brassicas and Amaranth love the LED lights, some other varieties like Sunflower, Pea & different Mustards would love to be Bathed in Full Sun. So whatever makes them happy is what they are going to get, like when we play different music for them you can see differences in their posture, I've even witnessed differences in growth rates from different types of music (that secret stays on the farm). Growing MicroGreens is an ever evolving art form that I have become a devoted student of.
Veganic Choice Microfarms is located a half hour drive outside Portland, OR, Vancouver, WA and close to Mt. St. Helens and Hood River, OR. We grow over 25 Varieties of Microgreens and Herbs, and we are always trying a couple new ones, and looking for even more. If you're one of our customers, or would like to become one please feel free to research some new Microgreen Varieties you would like (on a regular basis) and simply put in an order and I'll source a good viable Organic seed and have your first shipment delivered to you in around 2 to 3 weeks maybe a bit longer if it is a longer growing cycle.