Farmers Forum staff
GUELPH — A leading Canadian producer of “microgreens” is branching out with new growing facilities slated for Montreal and Calgary later this year.
GoodLeaf Farms currently produces the small, leafy greens at its climate-controlled indoor vertical farm in Guelph. A popular meal garnish, microgreens are grown from the same seeds as mature plants but are harvested well before they reach maturity. The dainty little leaves and stems taste like those on the mature plant — some examples include mustard, radish and broccoli — but may contain as much as 40 times more vital nutrients.
GoodLeaf’s two new farms will add 200,000 square feet of production space, each producing approximately two million pounds of leafy greens annually.