waikato microgreens

Direct Access To Delicious Locally Grown Microgreens

Now the health conscious in Waikato and Tauranga have access to locally grown, nutritiously dense microgreens.

These Are Up To 40X More Nutrient-Dense Than Mature Greens Like Broccoli

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KIA ORA!

Our farm – Waikato Microgreens – is a small ‘direct to community’ vertical farm, that offers FREE HOME DELIVERY in some areas of the Waikato and Tauranga.

We specialise in a few selected varieties of nutrient dense microgreens. We also grow specialty micro’s like herbs, and some edible flowers.

All our microgreens are grown to order and delivered weekly to homes, workplaces, health shops, restaurants and fitness centres.

Read more about us here.

Microgreens are proven by research to have countless potential health benefits:

Green vegetables in general – such as broccoli or kale – are inherently packed with nutrients that contribute to a well-functioning immune system.

Microgreens has been linked to the regulation of cell pathway processes (Chloe, Yu & Wang). As well as promoting overall health in the general population, this can also reduce the risk of diseases like obesity, cardiovascular diseases, and cancers.

With microgreens, you can get your five-a-day nutrients in significantly smaller portion sizes, helping you to balance your diet while keeping your meals appropriately sized for your needs.

Microgreens and vegetable intake in general is shown to reduce inflammation markers as well as lower the risk of several types of cancer.

The prebiotic fibres in microgreens have been associate with increased probiotic growth in the gut, stimulating your digestions and helping with issues such as IBS (irritable bowel syndrome).

nutritional details

What are microgreens?

Microgreens are the earliest stage of a vegetable plant’s development, after the sprouting or germinating stage.

They are “living foods”, purposefully eaten at their most nutritious and delicious state.

In the phot you can see sprouts on the left, microgreens in the middle, and a more mature vegetable plant on the right.

Why are microgreens healthier than mature vegetables?

Microgreens have been around since the 1980’s, and have gained steady popularity. Not only are they rich in flavour, they also add a burst of colour and texture to our food.

Despite being so small, they contain higher nutrient levels than more mature greens. 

CONCENTRATED

Their nutrient content is more concentrated with higher nutritional densities.

40X

Their vitamin and antioxidant levels are up to 40 times higher than more mature greens

MINERAL RICH

They are richer in macro minerals like calcium, magnesium, phosphorous and potassium.

REDUCE WEIGHT

Data suggest that microgreens can modulate weight gain.

REDUCE CHOLESTEROL

Studies indicate that microgreens can reduce cholesterol metabolism.

POLYPHENOLS

Microgreens have more complex polyphenols profiles.

Grown sustainably

Living foods are grown more sustainably compared to conventional agriculture practices. We use only 2-5% of the water and there is no need to fertilise or use pesticides, in a very small footprint because we use vertical farming.

Our growing trays are reused and our growing medium (Dalton’s Organic Seedling Mix) is composted.

Locally grown food  results in less pollution from transportation and a more sustainable community. 

Our top 6 microgreen varieties

One of the things we love most about these varieties (other than their health benefits), is their taste. Each one adds their own flavour to your food. Also, they look great, and there’s no additional preparation involved.

It is so easy. Just snip and eat!

In fact, if you want to feel real health, and taste real food, we suggest you add them to every meal. Your taste buds can thank us later!

Nutrients: Vitamins A, B complex, D, and E, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus. Great nutty flavour.

Nutrients: Vitamins A and C, calcium, iron and phosphorus. And favoured because they are a great source of sulforaphane.

Nutrients: Vitamins A, C, beta- carotene, calcium, folate, and phytonutrients. Phytonutrients in a nutritious diet promotes health.

Nutrients: Vitamins A, B complex, D, and E, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus. Peppery taste.

Nutrients: Vitamins A, B, C, E, and K, calcium iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc and essential amino acids

Nutrients: Vitamins A, C, and K, antioxidants, iron, and copper. Tastes better than adult kale, with more of the health benefits!

Microgreens fit into almost any meal

One of the things we love most about our varieties (other than their health benefits), is their taste. Each one adds their own flavour to your food. Also, they look great, and there’s no additional preparation involved.

It is so easy. Just snip and eat!

In fact, if you want to feel real health, and taste real food, we suggest you add them to every meal. Your taste buds can thank us later!

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SANDWICHES & WRAPS

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SALADS

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SMOOTHIES & JUICES

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SOUPS & STEWS

That’s just a few examples…

We encourage you to get creative and experiment with microgreens to your heart’s content.

You can add so much flavour, texture and colour to your meals!

Here’s one of our favourites.

Automatic delivery

We deliver every week, all year long. Just leave a coolie bin out and we will drop off your fresh living foods on a weekly/fortnightly or monthly rotation. Never forget to eat your veggies again. Enhance and sustain your health with living foods! Cancel anytime.

We offer a $25 microgreen box called the ‘Korare’ Sampler Tray that contains the 6 core varieties of microgreens, and sometimes a bonus speciality microgreen or herb. 

You cannot buy these in the shop.

Our Promise To You.

Try our microgreens for 1 week, and if you don’t feel more healthy, alive and full of energy, we will give your money back.

That’s how confident we are that our microgreens can transform more than just your health!

With that said, think about this for a moment:

In your entire life, have you ever had a personal money-back guarantee for food?