Microgreens production at Farming Turtles

Owner Lauri Roberts describes her microgreens and edible flowers at Farming Turtles in Exeter, RI.

Lauri Roberts with microgreens and edible flowers at Farming Turtles

How many foods can be grown and sold in under a week? Microgreens are ready to sell 5 to 10 days after germination. Baby greens are harvested less than two weeks after germination. These greens are 1” to 3” long and come in a gorgeous array of colors.

Super Babies “are tiny living pieces of art!” says Farming Turtles CEO Lauri Roberts, and “their flavors are intense, yet delicate.” Chefs love using microgreens as tasty, colorful garnishes. They know that a just a few tiny greens sprinkled over an appetizer or dish will make a big visual impact. A little goes a long way, helping chefs justify the high cost of these greens.

“Myrtle the turtle” is the farm and family mascot. Roberts has cared for Myrtle and other turtles as long as she can remember. Roberts chose this farm name for fun and knew it would be easy to remember.

Farming Turtles’ philosophy is “Always Fresh.” Roberts has experimented and selected her favorite seed varieties and suppliers. Roberts’ loyalty to her best suppliers ensures she can deliver top quality, consistent flavor to her own customers. [Learn more here.]


About Sanne Kure-Jensen

Sanne Kure-Jensen is a frequent contributor to Country Folks, Country Folks Grower and Wine & Grape Grower bringing regional and national attention to agriculture in RI and across southern New England. She has also written for newsletters of the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA), Holistic Management International (HMI), RI Beekeepers Association and RI Tree Council. Read Sanne’s work at her Sustainable Living page at examiner.com. Sanne has written successful grant applications for alternative energy projects, staff and board training, products and services. Clients include agricultural businesses, farm stand/markets and non-profit organizations. Recent successful grant projects include a $90,000 USDA Rural Development‘s Rural Energy For America Program (REAP), $10,000 Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Farmer and $20,000 Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG). Sanne is the part-time Administrator for NOFA/RI, a Rhode Island Certified Horticulturist and beekeeper. She is a NOFA Accredited Organic Land Care Professional and has lectured across southern New England on Beekeeping, Native Pollinators and Ecological Landscape Design. Learn more about the NOFA’s Land Care programs or contact Sanne for a garden consultation through the NOFA/RI website.
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2 Responses to Microgreens production at Farming Turtles

  1. Yes, it works. We have two growers locally doing this for the DC market, each with multiple 3000F houses. And Blue Moon Acres in PA has been doing this 20+ years for the NYC market.
    Shepherd Ogden

  2. KUfarming says:

    Reblogged this on University of Kansas Student Farm and commented:
    Microgreens are productive and tasty!

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