The Journey Begins!
Pea Shoots & Co has set out on this amazing journey and would love to have you guys tag along as we weave our way through the ins and outs of the microgreen business. What I have found thus far is it is a very soothing and peaceful vibe whenever I’m in my grow lab. I absolutely love all the moving parts that you encounter as you not only grow in knowledge but as you grow your business in general. Not only am I excited but so is my crew and we can’t wait for you guys to jump on board. We promise you will love the delicious recipes we share, from gourmet meals to tasty snacks and nutritious smoothies.
Throughout this journey, we will share with you all the steps we took from A-Z to get started. How we set up our grow lab and the items we purchased to marketing our products to potential clients whether it be local customers or restaurants. We will go over the local farmers market process for our area and licensing as well as the day to day grow and operations process, including how we manage to stay on track with each plant’s grow cycle.
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We also welcome you to take advantage of our Amazon store if you are interested in any of the items that we are using in our growlab. In addition we have a few companies that we’ve partnered with to bring you discounts on select items such as grow trays and seeds etc. We have attached those links directly on our website for easy access.
Thanks for stopping by and we look forward to seeing you next time : ).
Week One Recap : )
Pea Shoots & Co. decided to do a recap of week one and boy was it loaded!
Samples, Samples & More Samples
Pea Shoots & Co decided from the start that we would give out as many samples as it took to get our name out and about amongst the local food circuit. We spent countless hours researching the best selling microgreens and what the public was constantly trending toward. We found out very quickly that peas, sunflower, broccoli, cilantro and wheatgrass were amongst many peoples favorites. With that in mind we made sure they’d be amongst the first samples we’d disperse to every targeted restaurant within a 20 mile radius. Not only would we give out deliciously grown microgreens, we’d give out full size samples to ensure our future partners got a chance to fully experience the superior quality we pride ourselves on
Giving out free full size samples is just the beginning of our marketing strategy. We’ve made sure our professional labels stood out as well as redirected you back to our website. We will place those labels on 16 oz containers and enthusiastically give them away to every chef that will sample them.
The nutrients found in Microgreens
Sunflower microgreen are a perfect source of complete protein. In fact, they are considered to be the most balanced of all of the sources of essential amino acids, helping to repair muscle tissue and aid in enzymatic functions in the body. They help build our skeletal, muscular, and neurological systems. They activate every cell of the immune system and help to keep gut bacteria healthy, thus improving our ability to fight disease. They boost fertility as they contain high amounts of zinc. Zinc is a well-researched mineral that is essential for the development of sperm.
Sunflower microgreens are a nutritional powerhouse packed with vitamins A, B complex, D, and E; they also contain minerals including calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium and phosphorus. Sunnies are high in B vitamins, especially folate. Folate is a necessary B vitamin for pregnant women. Folate helps to protect babies from developing neural tube defects (NTDs).
The combination of B vitamins also assists in the mother’s circulation as well as aids in stress relief. In fact, sunflower sprouts are rich in all of the nutrients that are important during pregnancy such as iron, calcium, essential fats, and folate.
Sunflower microgreens are a rich source of lecithin which helps to eliminate accumulated deposits in arterial walls, and break down fatty acids into an easily digestible water soluble form. They are rich in chlorophyll which benefits many functions within the body, including building blood supply, revitalizing tissue, calming inflammation, activating enzymes, and deodorizing the body.
The sunflower microgreen is a natural expectorant for chest congestion: In Ayurvedic medicine*, these sprouts are thought to have the ability to encourage clearance of the lungs. Natural expectorants may also be used as a preventative measure against lower respiratory infections to deter the invasion of pathogens.
Boost your antioxidant capacity with sunflower microgreens: Sunflower microgreens contain high amounts of vitamin E. Vitamin E works synergistically with vitamin C and selenium to reduce blood pressure, increase the elasticity of arteries and prevent heart disease. Sunnies are low in calories and high in nutrition, making them ideal for any natural and healthy fat loss program.
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