ACD sat down with Ben and Gabby of Microlicious Plants in Kewadin, MI to hear about their farm. Each week, ACD will feature one farm or artisan from the Bellaire Winter Farmer & Artisan Market on our blog and social media. Read about Microlicious Plants, started in July of 2019, below!
How and when did you get your farm started?
Ben: I was a grower in a couple greenhouses for 10 years. I decided to go on my own and was thinking about growing flowers until I learned about microgreens. We enjoy eating healthy and local food, so we thought, why not grow our own?
What else do you sell at the market?
We make and sell 3-D prints. Everything from coasters to mini models of buildings and all sorts of interesting things.
Gabby: Being able to grow clean, healthy and nutritious food in a sustainable way. Plus we LOVE plants!!!
What is your favorite thing that you grow?
Gabby: Micro leaks - because I hate chopping onions when I'm cooking!!!
Do you have anything else you would like to share?
Yes, microgreens are not the same as sprouts. They are completely different. Sprouts are seeds with the roots emerging. Microgreens are immature plants containing some 3 to 6 times more vitamins and antioxidants than their mature counterparts.
We appreciate the support this market provides our small business and we appreciate the community coming to buy at the market. We will be here every week that the market is open.