Chef, Home & Storage Information

Why Chefs and Restaurateurs should try Microgreens/Baby Leaf Herbs ?

Pocket Herbs & Produce is delighted to offer the most discerning home cooks, chefs and restaurateurs the freshest living Micro greens product on the market. These exquisite miniature plants are the jewels which will make your plate presentation shine and generate endless comments from your diners.  Because our varieties are selected for exceptional visual and flavour characteristics this is one garnish that will not be pushed around the plate. Many chefs now use micro greens for creative garnishes or flavourings.  They can be used singularly, or in combinations to add colour or flavour to a dish. The exceptional colours of our micro greens adds that special “wow !” to a dish.

Whether used as a garnish or the main ingredient of a recipe, micro greens deliver an added dimension to nearly any dish – from entrees, appetisers, salads and soups to even desserts! The various flavours of micro greens offer exciting food pairing opportunities… used in place of parsley or other finishing herbs, micro greens will add new and distinctive flavours to your favourite recipes and inspire new creations!

How are our Microgreens Packaged ?

Pocket Herbs & Produce ‘living micro greens’ are delivered live, in boxes containing 12 pots.  Each pot contains 60-300 seedlings and will provide 2-3 servings.

Storage & Handling

Micro greens should be stored in the box in a cool room where they will remain dormant for 5-6 days until ready to use. With a pair of scissors simply snip the quantity of greens desired.  Since they have been grown undercover and have never been sprayed, a light rinsing is all that should be required prior to use.  Please note that Basil micro greens should be stored above 4.5 Deg C (40 Deg F) to avoid cold damage. The shelf life of our product is around 1 week to 10 days depending upon variety and storage conditions.

To maintain produce quality we strongly recommend transport and storage under chilled conditions with the ideal temperature and humidity being between 4-8 Degrees C and 50-70% RH.

As an alternative, eskies packed with ice can work well too.

Availability

Because of the delicate nature of micro greens and the extensive varieties available, we maintain limited micro greens in stock. A selection is available through our wholesale partners, but by special ordering (via our wholesalers) you can have your choice of varieties delivered exactly when you need them. Our living micro greens require close coordination between the chef and the grower to select the most appropriate products for your menu needs!

Please note: Some varieties such as celery, basil, dill and mint require 18-28 days in the spring and summer and 21-35 days in the winter.  Most other varieties can be provided with 2 weeks’ notice.