Nothing beats freshly harvested greens in a salad, sandwich or wrap, except when you’re able to skip the store and harvest them in the comfort of your own kitchen. Thanks to the MicroFarm – a clever countertop module – you will soon be able to do that. The device is the product of Mother, an international network of young designers and entrepreneurs on a mission to make people’s lives more self-sufficient. In their quest to make healthy food more accessible to the general public, the MicroFarm was born. It allows you to grow your own microgreens, which are seedlings that have an exceptionally high concentration of vitamins, up to 40 times more than a full-grown plant and are therefore considered a superfood. The problem, though, is that people tend to eat them in much smaller quantities, and thus do not reap all the nutritional benefits – unless, of course, you have a machine, like the MicroFarm, allowing you to grow them all year-round and add them to almost everything you make. The device is described as a ‘plug-and-play’ module that uses only water and an LED light. You sprinkle the paper towel-covered tray with sprouts and keep it damp by spraying with water daily. Within 7 to 10 days, there will be a crop of microgreens ready for harvesting, which can be stored for up to 2 weeks in the fridge.
This article was originally published on May 2, 2019