Caring For Your Microgreens

We want you to get the most out of your "Living" Microgreens. If you follow a few simple instructions on how to handle  your microgreens, you can expect a 6-9 days shelf life after being harvested, which is typical of most produce.

How to Keep Your Microgreens Fresh

Yes, there are significant benefits to eating microgreens as soon as they are cut. That's why we prefer to deliver our microgreens living instead of selling pre-harvested. It's a known fact that all vegetables begin to lose nutrients once cut from their roots. Here are a few methods to keep your microgreens fresh for up to 10 days!

    On Your Kitchen Countertop– Leave the box of microgreens on your countertop. Please do not put them in direct sunlight or under a ceiling fan. It can dry them out very quickly. Once every 2-3 days, check to see if the growing medium is still moist.
    In Your Refrigerator – Place the container(s) of microgreens in your refrigerator. Make sure it's towered the bottom of your fridge, away from the cold air coming out of the blowers; they can easily freeze. Once every 3-4 days, check to see if the grow pad is still medium. If it's dry, follow the watering steps outlined in method one above. When stored in the refrigerator, it is reasonable to see condensation on the leaves. If you see too much water on the leaves, we recommend putting them on your counter instead. Too much moisture can lead to premature spoilage.

    How to Cut and Use Microgreens

    1. Cut your Microgreens — use a scissor or knife roughly ½" above the growing medium.

    2. Give them a quick rinse — As with any produce it is recommended to wash your greens before eating.

    3. Add to meal or store for later — To get the most nutritional value, add them immediately to your smoothies, salads, sandwiches, or soups (or just eat them plain). If you want to store them and save them for later make sure to remove any moister before refrigerating in an air tight container.

    Visit our recipe page for more great ideas and delicious inspiration! We recommend consuming 1oz per day or every other day.