Tasty Nutrient Dense Superfoods.
We are so excited to be producing micro-greens in our valley.
We are passionate about eating nutrient dense tasty foods, and we are very happy to be introducing
these superfoods to our range of products, now available directly from La Ferme in dept 87.
Grown from high quality seeds in compost, with no use of any pesticides or chemicals.
A vertical growing environment that enables us to grow for success for 365 days of the year!
Micro-greens are firm favourites for top-chefs, for their amazing colours, textures and flavours!
Choose from any of our varieties below as singles (stand alone boxes). We are selling our micro-greens in 30g and/or 75g boxes. The containers are made from fermented plant starch from corn, cassava, maize, sugarcane or sugar beet pulp. PLA is an all-natural, non-toxic, and theoretically food-safe material.
If you are a chef and would like us to supply your restaurant please get in touch directly by clicking here. We offer the options of 1) Delivery of 'live' plants or 2) As pre-cut 100g boxes.
To buy your microgreens directly from us at the Farm you can click the button below. You will be
re-directed to our Facebook Page. Once there, click the blue 'BOOK NOW' button at the top of our Facebook Page and you will be asked to select an appointment time.
Collection times directly from the farm are available on
Friday afternoons 15.00-18.00
Microgreens are tasty nutrient dense superfoods. These tiny powerhouses encapsulate all the benefits of the mature plant in a highly concentrated form. There are so many benefits to having microgreens in your diet.
Microgreens are just-sprouted vegetable/ herb seeds, that are in their first days of growth in fertile compost when picked. When harvested at this young stage of development there is a concentration of vitamins A, B, C and E, enzymes, and minerals (iron, calcium), beta-carotene, several antioxidants and even dietary fibre. In addition to having a low calorie and fat ratio, microgreens are known to be natural antioxidants contributing to the maintenance of good physical health.
Microgreens contain a high concentration of prebiotic fibre, stimulating the growth of beneficial microbes in your digestive tract. Gut health is linked to better immunity, healthy elimination, reduced risk of colorectal cancers, improved energy levels, and healthy weight maintenance.
Studies have proven that microgreens contain 4 to 40 times more vitamins, enzymes, minerals, antioxidants and beneficial properties than equivalent products grown to maturity. As an example, consuming about 30g of broccoli microgreens is equivalent to eating almost 1.5kg of broccoli grown to maturity.
Micro-greens are more well know in the United States, and first appeared in the American culinary scene in the 1980s in Calforinia. Popular also in Canada and the United Kingdom, but largely remain unknown around France. However they are fast becoming firm favourites for top chefs, due to their great flavours, nutrient value, colour varieties, visual appearance and textures. Plus they are very popular with the health-conscious consumers.
We’ve long known that eating more fresh vegetables keeps us healthy and is linked to reducing chronic diseases. Such conditions that microgreens can protect you from include Heart disease, Cancer, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s Disease, and poor Kidney function. Microgreens contain much lower potassium levels, so anybody with poor kidney function can enjoy the health benefits of microgreens without worrying about increasing potassium intake.
This content is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of such advice or treatment from a personal physician.
Below are our varieties sold as singles.
If you haven’t yet sampled micro-greens then you are in for a treat.
There are so many benefits to having microgreens in your regular weekly diet in order to maintain good physical health.
Plus they are sure to enhance any dish. For more ideas on how to use micro-greens please check out our recipe page
Great for children who may not enjoy eating vegetables, micro-greens are a fun way to garnish dishes and add colour and healthy nutrients in a fun way. Its simple and quick to sprinkle micro-greens on sandwiches, over soups, curries, risottos, and as a garnish with fish or meat dishes. Or if you are keen to use micro-greens as ingredients in food then there are many wonderful options.
Plus they are perfect as we get older ensuring that we still get the concentration of vitamins, enzymes, minerals, beta-carotene, several antioxidants in every meal.
1) ARAGULA ROCKET
Long considered one of the healthiest and most useful natural superfoods, it adds a healthy supplement to a variety of menus. Aragula is also known as Rocket. Aragula micro-greens are flavourful with a slightly peppery twist. Its leaf resembles the oak leaf. They are a good source of folic acid, iron, copper and a variety of minerals and vitamins A, C and K.
2) RED BEET
Beets have so many benefits. Beet micro-greens have a slightly sweet flavour. Low in fat and high in fiber, iron, nitrate, folic acid, vitamins and minerals, they are also loaded with powerful antioxidants. Composed of betaine, they promote oxygenation of the muscles during exercise, which reduces fatigue and increases the dose of energy. Finally, the pectin contained in beets helps the body get rid of toxins and heavy metals. They provide a feeling of well-being by reducing stress.
Sunflower micro-greens are one of the most balanced complete vegetable proteins. It consists of a sturdy stem and green leaves. Its taste is fresh and crunchy. Low in calories and high in nutrients, it is an excellent source of valuable nutrients: proteins, enzymes, folic acid, selenium, lecithin, minerals, including calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus , zinc as well as vitamins A, C, complex D and E.
4) RED KOHLRABI
As part of a healthy diet, kohlrabi can help improve overall metabolism and aid with weight loss. Because kohlrabi is high in calcium and magnesium, it contributes to stronger bones. In addition to other calcium-rich food sources and weight-bearing exercise, kohlrabi can be part of strengthening bone density.
5) PEA SHOOTS
Pea shoots are a great source of three chemo-protective agents: folate, antioxidants, and carotene. Folate helps produce and maintain cells and protects against DNA damage. Antioxidants help the body fight free radical damage, commonly associated with high cancer risk.
6) BROCCOLI RAAB
Broccoli rabe contains a variety of vitamins, including vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin E, and vitamin C. Minerals in broccoli rabe include calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium. It is also a rich source of folate which is important for healthy cell growth, making it crucial during pregnancy.
Potential health benefits of cilantro include improved heart health, decreased anxiety, lower blood sugar levels, protection against oxidative stress and more. It is also low in calories but high in antioxidants along with vitamin K and vitamin A.
8) DAIKON RADISH
Radishes are among the most nutritionally loaded low-calorie vegetables. They provide high levels of vitamin C and also contain the active enzyme myrosinase. Daikon has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral and diuretic properties.
9) MUSTARD RED GIANT
Mustard greens are rich in vitamin A, C and K which promote positive eye and heart health, anti-cancerous and possess immune-boosting properties. They are believed to further provide positive benefit from with health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and even certain types of cancer.
10) MIZUNA RED FRILLS
Fresh Mizuna leaves are an excellent sources of vitamin-C. Vitamin-C (ascorbic acid) is a powerful natural antioxidant that offers protection against free radical injury and flu-like viral infections. Mizuna leaves are also incredible sources of vitamin-A
We are adding new varieties all the time so please watch out for updates:
NEW) CRIMSON CLOVER
A great option for adding to your desserts. It has a mild, slightly nutty flavour. Crimson clover contains many different minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and vitamins (e.g. A, B, C and E), and in addition it is very high in protein and chlorophyll.
NEW) ROSE RADISH
This variety has a wonderful delicate taste, not as strong as Daikon Radish. It really is beautiful with its soft rose coloured stems. It contains large amounts of protein, vitamin A, B1, B2, C, E and K. When compared to green radishes the pink variety contains 4 times more magnesium, is rich in iron, potassium, calcium, sodium, phosphorus and zinc. Vitamin C allows for better absorption of iron and calcium. The protein content is 30-35%.
Contain protein, vitamins E, A, K, B6, and C; as well as calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, copper, phosphorous, and even potassium. That adds up to a lot of benefits: Anti-Inflammatory & anti-bacterial.
NEW) RED RUSSIAN KALE
Kale is jam-packed with flavour and known for its many health benefits. It contains vitamins A, C, K1, and B6, as well as minerals, fiber, antioxidants, potassium, calcium, magnesium, copper, and manganese.
Wheatgrass is an excellent source of many different vitamins and minerals. It is especially high in vitamins A, C and E, as well as iron, magnesium, calcium and amino acids. Perfect as a shot (drink) in the mornings to start your day the 'right' way.
**JUST ADDED - AMARANTH, PAK CHOI, CARROT, RAMBO RADISH** Click here to see more details on each new variety.
Our Prices 30g boxes - €5.00 and 75g boxes - €7.50
All our crops are propagated on site using high quality seeds. There is a full traceability to everything we produce, ensuring the best tasting, nutrient dense foods. If you are interested to sample our micro-greens then please get in touch by clicking the button below.
To buy your microgreens directly from us at the Farm you can click the button below. You will be re-directed to our Facebook Page. Once there click the blue 'BOOK NOW' button at the top of our Facebook Page and you will be asked to select an appointment time.
Collection times directly from the Farm are available on Friday afternoons from 15.00-18.00