Sunflower Shoots ~ Microgreens Delicious nutty sunflower taste in a fresh crunchy shoot! Excellent source of protein, vitamins B6 & E, calcium and more. Add to salads, sandwiches, smoothies. Or just as a healthy snack to munch on. Versatile and delicious. Microgreens are fresh, vibrant & nutrient dense shoots grown to the cotyledon or first “true leaf” stage. Eaten at this point research has shown they are to be abundantly more nutritious (up to 40X!) than the full grown version of the vegetable. Super clean, plant-based pure nutrition in a tiny shoot! Serve raw in salads & sandwiches, or toss into omelets, rice bowls, pasta, pesto or stirfrys at the last second. You can add them to your smoothies or just eat them as a snack; they taste great and add amazing natural energy to your diet (high source of protein, vitamins & minerals!). Early Girl Urban Farm is a small but mighty ½ acre urban farm in the Westwood/Jinglepot area of Nanaimo. True to my roots, I have been growing herbs and produce using organic and natural practices since 2012 when my husband and I restored our abandoned property and built a small garden. Well, my passion grew alongside those veggies. With an abundance of amazing food, I was curious to see who would be interested in what we were producing. The response from restaurants and the community was encouraging and I was hooked! Microgreens joined the repertoire about 2015 and I have been steadily learning as I grow, perfecting the product so I can produce almost year round. I feel people are still learning how to incorporate them into their diet; they are so much more than a garnish! So part of my job is introducing the benefits of this beautiful food. Integrity, creativity and connection (and a few crazy ideas) are what drives me to continue to provide healthy delicious food for the community.