Wednesday June 26th – the only place you will find Leap Frog Microgreens

Microgreens are not sprouts

Microgreens are not sprouts

The only place Leap Frog Microgreens are available is the Wednesday Santa Rosa Farmers Market at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

They may be tiny, but a new study shows trendy microgreens punch well above their weight when it comes to nutrition.

Researchers found microgreens like red cabbage, cilantro, and radish contain up to 40 times higher levels of vital nutrients than their mature counterparts.

Microgreens are young seedlings of edible vegetables and herbs harvested less than 14 days after germination. They are usually about 1-3 inches long and come in a rainbow of colors, which has made them popular in recent years as garnishes with chefs.

Although nutritional claims about microgreens abound on the Internet, this study is the first scientific evaluation of their nutritional content. Researchers say they were astonished by the results. more from Wed MD

Their increasing popularity is due partly to their ability to pack a lot of flavor in a small amount, as well as their flexibility in being included in a dish. Mix them to create a small, flavorful and delicately textured salad, or use only one or two greens to give a plate a final touch. Microgreens, in addition to their strong flavors, are also lauded for their health benefits, which can vary depending on the type of microgreen.  more from SF Gate

Join the rest of the wonderful Wednesday marketeers – it’s the best mid-week pick me up around.

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Wednesday Vendors:

Hectors Honey

Armstrong Valley Farm

Parsons HomeGrown

EGB Farm

The Patch

Sebastopol Berry Farm

Min-Hee Hill Gardens

Leap Frog Greens

Penny Royal Farm

Ridgeview Farm

The Beet Generation

Bohemian Wellbeing

Salmon Creek Ranch

Full Circle Bakery

Gaga Cafe

Waterhorse Ridge

The Garden Wild

Willow Designs

Beach House Candles

Live A lot Food

Viki Kemp

My Comfort Zone

Mi Fiesta Catering

Green Grocer

Penang Kitchen