I am trying to gauge interest in microgreens. I like to grow them for myself (especially in the summer) because I can grow then indoors when its hot out. Microgreens give me a lot of flavor and I feel better that they much more nutritious and free from common grocery store recalls.
What are microgreens you ask? They are simply regular plants like broccoli, beets, mustard, popcorn, leeks, peas, etc. that are grown very densely and harvested when they have their first true leaves. Part of what makes them cost a little more (and probably so much healthier) is that you have to plant many seeds. Many seeds means more nutrients since a seeds holds a lot of nutrients to start the plant. You might be eating 10 or more plants in every bite.
The photo shows microgreens getting close to harvest-able size. They still have not developed their first true leaves yet.
Microgreens are not sprouts. Sprouts can be dangerous if they are not rinsed and handled properly when growing. Microgreens are just small versions of their adult counterparts, cut with scissors when large enough.
How would I sell them? I could sell them in small bags like many do. I could also sell them in full trays potentially. They are expensive relative to other greens but because of the concentrated flavor and nutrition level I personally think they are worth it. A USDA study showed the microgreens have 20-40 times the nutrients of the mature plants.
Let me know if you are interested and what type you might like.