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Rural Micro-Farms in Riverton is excited to bring Fremont County residents nutrient-rich microgreens and sprouts year-round. These tiny greens pack a flavor punch and can be used in salads, on sandwiches, and so much more.
Since starting the business a few months ago, owners Mike and Jaime Smith have been adjusting their assortment to what the community wants. They are currently growing over 12 different varieties of microgreens and sprouts, and appreciate community feedback.
You can usually find them set up at the local Farmers Markets including Riverton, Lander, and Shoshoni. You can also give them a call, send a Facebook message, or email them to place an order. Tonight, October 6th from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm they will be in Lander at the former Shopko parking lot, Jaime shared with County 10.
Microgreens are essentially vegetable and herb seedlings such as radishes and cilantro, according to Urban Cultivator. In this youthful state, they are super concentrated with nutritional benefits. They are super healthy and can have 5-7x more vitamins and minerals, Mike explained.
“This is really good for you, and you don’t really see it in the stores,” Jaime said.
Gardening has been an interest of Mike’s since he was a kid, and began studying microgreens 4-ish years ago. He finally decided this summer to jump in and see what he could do with them. “It’s not hard to do, it’s fun.”
They grow in trays under grow lights and depending on the type can take up to 15 days to mature. Jaime keeps their Facebook page and Instagram account up-to-date with growth progress as well as where you can find them.