Frequently Asked Questions
We know that understanding exactly what we do, how we do it, and what to do with our products can be confusing! But look no further because we've compiled some commonly asked questions below. Have additional questions? Reach out to us at email@example.com.
What can I do with your products?
Micro mixes (impact, sweet, spicy) & individual micros - You can put these mixes on just about any dish (pizza, salads, meats, veggies). The possibilities are endless! Our micro green mixes can be tossed up into a salad for a nutrient dense, flavorful and unique salad. Combine just the micros, or add them to full sized lettuce mixes. We recommend topping it with a simple dressing since the flavors of the micros will already make it taste great. If you're familiar full-size herbs (I.e. cilantro, parsley, basil etc), our baby sized varieties will blow you away with their flavor in such a small package!
Edible flowers - Pull the leaves off and top any dish with them to add a kick of flavor, color, and nutrients. See each individual product description for serving suggestions.
Edible succulents - These little guys are a lot of fun and can be snacked on alone or used to top various dishes. They vary in flavor from salty to sour and all have a great crunch!
Sorrels - Sorrel has a citrusy/sour (think sour candy meets citrus) that'll burst in your mouth. Depending on the sorrel variety, some have a more pronounced flavor than others. Great for fish dishes, salads, or fruit dishes.
Pea shoots - You'll be amazed at how similar these little rockstars taste to actual sweet peas. They're great for salads, stir fry, or sautéed with some garlic. They also pack an amazing amount of vitamins C and A!
Golden frill mustard - Treat this like any mustard greens you might find in a grocery store. The flavor will blow you away!
Tangerine lace - Think the zest of an orange. This can be added to anything you'd usually add zest or a kick of tang to (think ice creams, desserts, fish, salad, even use it for oil-infusions.
Lemon verbena - Tastes like a tamer lemon - your lips won't pucker like a lemon when you eat it though! Pro tip: muddle it up with some club soda, vodka or gin, and a splash of lemon/lime/orange for a wonderfully refreshing adult beverage.
Huacatay - Also known as black mint, this is a popular Peruvian herb. The cool, refreshing flavor goes great with fish, chicken or vegetable dishes.
Nasturtium - A sweet and peppery leaf that goes well with salads, chicken, or fish.
Anise hyssop - Anise is a flavor many connect to licorice, but these leaves have a more mild yet sweeter flavor, so even licorice haters should give it a shot.
Szechuan buttons - Many bartenders use these in drinks to give it a fun kick, either as a garnish or mixed in. See full product description for more on what these little guys taste like...!
Oxalis Triangularis - Much like eating a natural sour candy! Similar to sorrel's tangy/citrusy/sour kick, but oxalis has an even more pronounced flavor burst.
How can I get your products?
We currently offer no-contact delivery on Tuesday (Arlington, Alexandria, DC) and Thursday (most of Fairfax County) and no-contact pick up from the farm Monday-Friday from 10am-2pm.
How long do your products last?
When stored in their containers, in the refrigerator, most of our products last about 5 days (though some last much longer).
How are your micro greens different than their full size version?
All of our micro options have a similar taste to their full sized cousins. But the micro versions pack a greater punch of both flavor and nutrients into a smaller package.
Are you certified organic by the USDA?
No, not officially. Obtaining USDA organic certification is an incredibly expensive process. For a small business like ours obtaining that certification is cost prohibitive. Instead, we grow to standards many would label as beyond organic. While growing inside doesn't eliminate crop irritants and pests entirely it does drastically reduce them and we use a version of integrated pest management (IPM) when needed. We do not spray our crops with pesticides and instead use beneficial insects to target any pests within the farm.
How do you grow your products indoors?
We grow in substrates (think rock wool, volcanic rock variations, or plant based felt) instead of soil and deliver nutrients via our automated watering systems. But rest assured we aren't wasting water; we actually use roughly half the amount of water than an average US single family home uses in a year, and roughly 90% less water than similar crops grown outdoors.