With their cotyledon leaves packed full of flavor and nutrition, microgreens are not every farmers' market shopper's usual staple. Luckily for us, if you stroll down the producer aisle of the Napa Farmers Market, you can meet Jonathan Jones of Delta Microgreens.
With an ever-present smile, abundance of knowledge, and an obvious passion for his work, Jonathan will teach you about all the many different microgreens he grows, their countless benefits for your health, and how they can be used to spice up your weekly cooking routine.
A local from Suisun City, Jonathan is also a trained chef who cooked everywhere from Switzerland and the Caribbean to New York City. After his worldly culinary experiences, Jonathan returned to California in 2011 and worked in the food and wine industry until 2018, when his friend introduced him to growing microgreens.
Jonathan's friend, now business partner Lyle Bynum, was a backyard microgreen grower who recognized a niche market waiting to be filled. Together he and Jonathan started Delta Microgreens.
Their first year was spent in a backyard greenhouse, learning what varieties grow best, growing cycles and how to market their new product locally. Since then, Delta Microgreens has become a thriving business that is still growing and adapting to be one of the Bay Area's primary local microgreen producers.
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