Boston-based urban farm specializes in growing microgreens

A futuristic farm based in Boston is looking to capitalize on a budding industry by bringing the farm inside. Boston Microgreens specializes in growing baby vegetables.

It all started in the apartment of co-founder Oliver Homberg. The Northeastern graduate said the pandemic forced them to get creative.

“When the pandemic started, we were a heavily restaurant-oriented business. When those restaurants started closing, our orders went from 100 to 0 in about a week — which was really sad, but the whole world was collapsing so we didn’t really take it personally. What we did do was set up a CSA program,” said Homberg.

"We call it the nutrition mix and it’s got a blend of all these different microgreens: kale, cabbage, broccoli, pea shoots, sunflower, beet, Swiss chard, and buckwheat are all in there. Not only are you getting condensed nutrition, and vitamins and minerals, you’re getting the variety from all these different plants, so in each bowl you’re basically getting your whole garden.”

Boston Microgreens is run out of a 2,000-foot facility in South Boston. There are 11 grow racks and everything is grown to order.

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