Fresh Microgreens are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Summer Certified Farmers’ Market. Sometimes called ”Salad” confetti, they add color, texture and flavor to a variety of recipes. But Microgreens are not just pretty (although they are pretty tasty). Microgreens are also chock-full of vitamins and minerals, sometimes having as much as four to six times more nutrients as the mature plant!
Microgreens have been grown in the United States since about the mid-1990s, having first appeared right here in Southern California. At first, only a few varieties were available, but now the selection has expanded to include all sorts of lettuces, vegetables and herbs.
DID YOU KNOW: Microgreens are not the same thing as Sprouts. Sprouts are seeds germinated in water just long enough (usually 48 hours) to grow roots, a stem and pale, underdeveloped leaves. Microgreens, on the other hand, require soil and sunlight, and need to grow at least 7 days before they can be harvested.
Price: $ 1.50 per ounce
Also in Season, and available now at all locations: Potatoes, Celery, Green Onions, FRESH and DRIED Herbs, Eggs, Dates, Almonds, Oranges, Grapefruit, Chard, Eggplant, Squash, Onions, Garlic, Apples, Shallots, Beets, Green Beans, Carrots, Tomatoes, Green Tomatoes, Peppers, Lettuces, Parsley, Mint, Broccoli, Cabbage, Spinach, Radishes, Leeks, Brussels Sprouts, Asparagus, Cherimoyas, Dates . . . . PLUS, incredible artisan breads, fresh meats, cheese, fresh raw honey, California olives/olive oil/vinegars, and a wide variety of exotic Orchids and flowers.
Sidebar: The Certified Farmers Market is sponsored by the Palm Springs Cultural Center. Contact the Certified Farmers Market at 760.898.5250, 760-285-2630 (se habla Espanol), or visit us online at www.certifiedfarmersmarket.org font color="#0000FF">http://www.certifiedfarmersmarket.org> .
The Palm Springs Cultural Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which was established to encourage the development of the cultural arts in the Coachella Valley with a specific focus in the areas of film, fine art, live performance, dance, music, and community festivals. The Center is dedicated to advancing education, to nurturing community-wide participation in the cultural arts, and to sponsoring scholarship awards for deserving individuals.