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The Denver Channel (KMGH-TV) recently featured Infinite Harvest, the Denver-based producer of vertically farmed hydroponic produce, in a news story about the national growing trend of microgreens. As Denver 7 reported, Infinite Harvest’s microgreen sales “have quadrupled in the past nine months with more consumers becoming more health, sustainability and environmentally conscious.”
“Microgreens are making a major leap. These nutrient-packed little plants are making a big impact nationwide, and experts predict they could make the future of farming more affordable and accessible,” the Denver 7 reporter, Kai Beech, reported. “As more farmers look to avoid unpredictable weather and leave less of a carbon footprint, experts predict that microgreen consumption will continue growing nationwide.”
“Consumers are becoming more interested in microgreens,” according to Dr. Sarah A. Johnson of the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department at Colorado State University. “They are a relatively new agricultural food crop.” Dr. Johnson’s team found that “microgreens could have major impacts in urban areas by making fresh produce more easily available to areas considered food deserts.
“They’re sustainably grown locally and we have less environmental impact,” Infinite Harvest Production Manager Luke Blough told Denver7. “There is less environmental impact because of the way they’re grown. Stacking shelves of microgreens and growing them under LED lights means using about 95% less land than traditional farming.”
Infinite Harvest Microgreens are now available at over 30 Whole Foods Market locations in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, and Texas. Ask your local Whole Foods about Infinite Harvest Microgreens.