Veganic Choice Microfarms is located a short drive outside of Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA and close to Mt. St Helens and Hood River, OR. We're proud to be building our Farm and our Business with Sustainability as our first goal, with Integrity, with Ethics and with compassion for the Planet, the Animals & the People. All of our crops are grown 100% Veganically with no chemicals, or animal byproducts of any type. Veganic Choice Microgreens are the world's only Certified Veganically grown Microgreens on mother earth. Conventionally grown produce, and even most Microgreens are fertilized with Synthetic chemicals made from Petrochemicals (that's the oil in your car) but we don't have any of that in our greens, we also don't have the Cow and Chicken and all the other animals Poo that's full of Antibiotics, Hormones, Steroids, Pharmaceuticals, Ecoli, Salmonella and several other things that you definitely don't want in your food! That is why Veganic growing practices are far superior to even Organic farming practices, because they think it is OK to use the Poo with all that junk in it, even some Synthetic Chemicals and Pesticides too.Your probably realizing that this way of farming doesn't sound so bad. Cleaner food, better flavors and a lot more Nutrients derived from real Bioavailable Nutrients rather than Chemicals. So if you really want to taste the freshest, cleanest flavors the way nature intended them to taste you need to treat yourself to a truly nourishing, delicious Microgreen Salad, or Wheatgrass Shot from one of our retail customers, the restaurants we deliver to, or you can order directly from us 24 hrs a day at Orders@VeganicChoice.com. All of our packaging is certified compostable, the containers, the labels even the adhesive on the labels. All of our crops are grown using Reverse Osmosis 5 stage filtered water from sprouting to fruition. All of our crops are fed with CDFA Certified or OMRI listed Deep Sea Minerals, Organic Kelp & Worm Castings for unmatched Bioavailability. We grow specialty Microgreens, Wheatgrass, Herbs & Micro Herbs for custom order to Chef's & restaurants, health food stores, retail stores and directly to consumers. We grow to order and deliver within 24 hrs of harvesting, or still in the soil. (Preferred for the freshest Microgreens.) We strive to produce the freshest, and far beyond Organically grown Microgreens available to our local community. Microgreens are going to be the Sustainable food of the future! After reading this I'm sure most of you would agree that in the near future Veganic farming practices will also be considered to be the cleanest and most Sustainable of all farming practices.Veganic Choice Microfarms is a sustainable farm where the harvest cycles are from days to just weeks, not months. Our farm uses 90 percent less water than traditional farming, there are no dangerous Agricultural synthetic chemicals to runoff into our local streams and rivers, effecting fish and wildlife all the way to the ocean where it is causing the 550 known dead zones in the world's oceans due to Aquatic Hypoxia which is the lack of oxygen in the water caused by uncontrollable algae blooms due to the synthetic fertilizer runoff (sorry but that is a rant of mine so we don't do that on this farm), we have no insect problems, and unlike the grocery stores, our Greens are fresh year round. We use energy efficient LEDs and a fully climate controlled environment to produce the freshest Microgreens you will find! You can also feel good about buying our fresh greens knowing that they are grown locally which produces minimal food miles.
Microgreens are young seedlings of vegetables harvested at the Cotyledon stage, which is when it has just the two seedling leaves, or grown a little longer to the True Leaf stage where the first true leaf or set of true leaves emerge. Microgreens are not Sprouts, even though they're often confused, Sprouts are not grown in soil just in water and with sprouts you eat the whole plant, root and all, Microgreens are grown in soil, or sterile median and harvested by cutting just above the soil.
What are Microgreens?
•Germination initiates the following changes in the seed:•Nutrients are broken down and simplified: protein into amino acids, fats into essential fatty acids, starches to sugars and minerals chelate or combine with protein in a way that increases their utilization. These processes all increase nutrition and improve digestion and assimilation. •Proteins, vitamins, enzymes, minerals and trace minerals multiply from 300 to 1200%.•Chlorophyll develops in green plants.•Certain acids, toxins and enzymes which ordinarily interfere with digestion are reduced and/or eliminated.•The size and water content are increased dramatically.
What is germination?
Seeds are a storehouse of Vitamins, Minerals, Enzymes, and Essential Fatty Acids as well as the greatest source of protein in the vegetable kingdom. When sprouting, a seed unfolds and starts to multiply and develop its nutrients in order to provide nourishment for the maturing vegetable. These miniature Vegetables are high in protein when compared to common green leafy vegetables such as Spinach and Lettuce, the germinating seed represents a protein manufacturing machine which is turning out protein free of charge, along with the Enzymes, Vitamins and Minerals for its assimilation and utilization. The sprouting seed builds new protein from stored starches, sugars and fats within the seed. Tests prove that all Amino Acids increase during germination peaking generally between the 5th and 9th days depending on the variety. Next to sea vegetables, Microgreens are the best source of minerals and trace minerals. Microgreens are an excellent source of B-Vitamins like Riboflavin, Thiamin, Folic Acid, Biotin, Lecithin (Choline and Inositol) that increase an average of 4 to 16 times during the first seven days of germination. Vitamin B-12, the elusive vitamin increases almost 2000%, Vitamin B-17, also known as Laetrile, multiplies 50 to 100 times that of the original seed. These Microgreens as you're probably starting to realize are natures perfect Superfoods essential for vibrant health, endless energy, vitality and longevity all wrapped up in a small, elegant, delicious package.
•The young Microgreens and Herbs contain up to 40 times more vital nutrients and 300 to 500% more Phytochemicals than the mature plant.•Chlorophyll improves the functioning of the heart and cleanses the vascular system, lungs, liver and colon, it nourishes, purifies and rejuvenates the bloodstream.•Many Microgreen varieties such as Broccoli, Red Cabbage, Cilantro, Radish and many more contain up to 40 times higher levels of nutrients!•Microgreen varieties contain vitamin A, B complex, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, Calcium, Lutein, Beta Carotene, Phosphorus, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, minerals, trace minerals and disease-reversing compounds.•They are the best possible source of the elevated Biotics critical to your body's production of vitamin B12 and hold thousands of Phytochemicals to supercharge your body.•They are ultimate tools for renewing an exhausted reproductive system. Microgreens are Phytoestrogenic and critical for rebalancing and restoring hormones such as progesterone, estrogen and testosterone. For regenerating hormone production of the adrenal glands, thyroid, pituitary gland and the rest of the endocrine system.•Microgreens are high in mineral salts that are involved with neurotransmitter chemical production which support the brain with amino acids and enzymes, pull toxic heavy metals from the brain and help rejuvenate and strengthen neurons – which ultimately helps the body in reversing Alzheimer's, dementia, brain fog and memory loss.•Microgreens are wonderful for skin repair and they're also high in more than 60 trace minerals, including iron, iodine, selenium, zinc, copper, manganese, sulfur, magnesium, chromium and molybdenum.•Microgreens are Antiproliferative which staves off infection and unwanted cell growth (such as cancer).•Microgreens such as Clover, Alfalfa & Fenugreek are high in Steroidal Saponins that regulate blood cholesterol, and work like a powerful cleaner to melt cholesterol out of your arteries.