Food that you can count on to be safe and always fresh. That's our goal. We're not interested in mass producing microgreens, prepackaged and sitting for days or weeks on a store shelf, so we harvest the microgreens while you wait. It doesn't get any fresher. And we wouldn't be happy growing the same 5 varieties as so many other growers do. You want selection, we have up to 51 varieties available. You want ease of purchasing, we're open every day of the year. You want to know where your food comes from, we're not hiding in a greenhouse or growing greens in a basement. Our climate controlled shop has been built with a single purpose in mind, growing healthy microgreens.
It's a fact that the farther food has to travel, and the longer it takes from farm to plate, the nutritional value drops. You don't want microgreens that come from the other side of the province, or even from another city. How can that be "fresh and local"? If you're in the Ottawa area, we're here for you.
From our humble beginnings in 2013 we've sought to become the microgreens grower of choice for Ottawa families, restaurants, caterers and hotels. Microgreens Ottawa continues to develop and implement sustainable, vertical indoor urban farming within the Ottawa Greenbelt.
We've been growing microgreens for over 10 years, we know what's important to our customers, a quality product that's safe and nutritious.
With the expansion to our current shop at 1160-A Heron Rd. in the spring of 2019, we've been able to increase production levels, add an extensive list of microgreens unavailable elsewhere, and most importantly, offer you, the customer the freedom to purchase your microgreens 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We're quite literally open to the public every day to serve you.
Stop in and taste some free samples, then choose the size that suits your lifestyle, whether thats a single clamshell or a multi-pack with all your favourites. We also have full flats available for those wanting a BIG serving.
While researching business opportunities in 2011, Jace came across a video describing the 100 Mile Diet and urban agriculture. as well as the corresponding movement towards eating foods that are locally produced. While trying to ascertain if this was possible in a city like Ottawa, Jace delved into vertical farming and "discovered" the emerging trend of microgreens. With extremely high nutritional values, an amazing variety of flavours, and the ability to be grown with a very small environmental footprint, microgreens was the perfect choice. His passion for gardening and his desire to start a new business led him to found Microgreens Ottawa. And as he likes to say, "It's been growing ever since!"