Elliebot Farms is an urban micro-farm owned and operated by the Connor Family (Adam, Emily and Ellie). They specialize in year-round microgreen and sprout production. Elliebot Farms is located in Pickering, ON and focuses on producing food that is locally grown, sustainable for the environment and that is healthy, nutritious and most importantly tasty!
Currently available for purchase:
Mighty Microgreens! Sunflower (aka Sunnies), Peas (Green or Sugar), Radish (Daikon or Vulcano), Mung Bean, Broccoli, Corn or our Spicy Crunch Blend (Sunnies, Pea and Radish mix). Most microgreens are available in 2oz or 1lb with free delivery in Pickering/Ajax with orders of $30 or more.
Microgreens are the young seedlings of vegetables. These tender and delicious plants have been incorporated in dishes since the 1980s, but they have recently made a huge comeback in the culinary world. These baby plants pack a big punch in the flavour department, and are filled with beneficial vitamins, nutrients and protein.
Microgreens are the next size up from sprouts. The first green leaf-like structures to emerge on a seedling are called the cotyledons. The seedling has one or two cotyledons, and they are not typically the same shape as the leaves on the mature plant. The leaf-like cotyledons may also be different colors such as purple or red. Microgreens are harvested for eating when the first leaf after the cotyledons, or the first true leaf, emerges. Many edible plants make excellent microgreens, including plants whose greens are not often consumed, such as carrots. Lettuces do not make good microgreens because they are too delicate.
Common choices are sunflower, pea, bean, broccoli, dill, basil, arugula, beets, and mustards, but there are many others. They each add a unique flavor and texture to any dish. The flavors are often similar to the mature version of the plant but tend to be more subtle.
Radish microgreens, also known as shoots, are the tender immature greens produced from the seeds of vegetable and herbs. They are harvested at 7 to 14 days after germination, depending on the species.
Pea shoots come from the pea plant, usually the snow or sugar snap pea varieties. Pea shoots have a subtle pea flavor and a light and crunchy texture.
Mung bean sprouts are a culinary vegetable grown by sprouting mung beans. They can be grown by placing and watering the sprouted beans in the shade until the roots grow long.
Broccoli shoots are the sprouts from germinated seeds and are approximately 8 to 11 days old at harvest. Germination involves converting stored substances in the seeds into new structures and compounds.
Lentils are small, round legumes that come in many sizes and colors. They are popular in traditional dishes around the world. While lentils, like all legumes, can be difficult to digest, sprouting before cooking makes digestion a bit easier for most people
Graced with a nutty flavor and a crunchy texture, sunflower microgreens are nothing short of awesome in sandwiches, soups, salads, scrambled eggs, and wraps. Both the leaves and the stems are edible.
Please send by 5pm Sunday. If you ever experience a problem with your order, do not hesitate to contact us right away. Free delivery in Pickering/Ajax with orders of $30 or more.
Prices listed are in Canadian Dollars
Please Note: Pictures shown are for illustration purpose. Not an exact representation of the product.