However, a lot of stuff is getting bigger and we will start going to the farmers' market next week at Keahou on Saturday July 6th. We are unsure what exactly will be ready to harvest and sell on Saturday, but there are a few things we can count on having ready. First, we will be selling lots of shoots - pea shoot and sunflower seed shoots.
We will also be selling wheat grass - either by the pound or in the form of wheat grass shots at our booth.
Wheat grass shots will be a really cool thing for us to sell (and hopefully a profitable thing too) because they are a "value added" good that gives our booth a little something extra besides the usual fruit and vegetables. Also, there are no wheat grass shots already being sold at our farmers' markets. I originally thought wheat grass shots would be gross, but I tried them a couple weeks ago and they are actually pretty delightful - sweet and fresh tasting.
Wheatgrass is also very healthy! Although, I would like to state for the record that wheat grass has not been scientifically proven to be any healthier than other nutrient packed green veggies (regardless of claims like these). See the Mayo Clinic's website or WebMD.
Regardless, it is a good way to get a lot of your daily vitamins quickly and to enjoy a tasty treat!
Also at the market, we will be selling a variety of sprouts and microgreens. We are starting with brocoli, radish, bean and alfalfa sprouts. I don't have any pictures of these because they still are super small but we plan to do mixed bags for sale and also cuttings of each individual type.
In a few weeks, we should have lettuces and other greens like kale and chard to sell. Can't wait for these to get big!
Besides selling at the farmers' market, for the last month, we have also been selling our pea shoots to a nearby restaurant - Holuakoa Garden Cafe. We plan on selling them other veggies in the future, but for now, we only have Pea Shoots.
The best part about selling veggies to a restaurant is visiting the restaurant for dinner and seeing the food you grew right there in your entree. How exciting is it to be a part of food from seed to plate!?