MicroGreens are a tiny form of young edible greens produced from vegetable, herb or other plants. They range in size from one to one and a half inches long, including the stem and leaves. A microgreen has a single central stem. City-Hydro grows their microgreens on recycled organic coconut fiber, thus sold living on the fiber ready to harvest on demand, maintaining that pure intensive flavor and 100% of their nutrients . It has two fully developed cotyledon leaves and usually one pair very small, partially developed true leaves. The typical stem and leaf configuration for micro greens is about 1" to 1.5" in height, and .5" to 1" in width across the top. Microgreens surprisingly intense flavors considering their small size comes from the fact the seed is made of pure adult plant matter.. City-Hydro's microgreens are grown PURE No Fertilizers No Pesticides No Soil just PURE H2O. We grow as a passion not as a JOB, its why Chef's work 70 hours a week weekends and holidays PASSION this affects the flavor in our greens and it shows hence quotes like this:

"City-Hydro grows some of the most unique and delicious
micro greens I have ever tasted. I consider myself
privileged to have them in Baltimore working with us"

- Chef Zachary Mills of Wit and Wisdom -

City-Hydro's Vision

Creating a stable supply of living produce, intelligently grown in our peaceful environment, ready to feed an urban consumer with no negative impacts on the environment. Our hands-on approach allows us to ensure our customer always gets the naturally nutrient-dense purest greens.
When you see this label you can rest assure that your eating 100% PURE H2O feed , Grown Local, Sustainable, Harvest to order and high in nutrient value greens. Only PURE City-Hydro greens carry our certified label, look for it request it

Chef de Horticulture

Welcome to the 21st Century and the new member of your kitchen staff Chef de Horticulture who will take "Farm to Fork" for a loop "Seed to Plate" as Zhanna likes to call it.... City-Hydro has taken farming into the very high-tech environment with a simple attitude of let natural process do its thing there. With cutting edge technologies and simple growing methods developed by City-Hydro Chef de Horticulture can have fresh, living microgreens, petite greens, herbs, and lettuces grown on-site for every day use lowering that all important food cost. Imagine wanting new greens to go with your new menu items that no one else has. Now you can. City-Hydro's rack and tray system can grow 100's of full sheet pans of greens in days, all in a 10x20 room. City-Hydro’s model is food safe, kitchen friendly, and can be customized.

Nutritional Study

A nutritional study of microgreens was done in the summer of 2012 by the Department of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Maryland, indicating promising potential that microgreens may indeed have particularly high nutritional value compared to mature vegetables. Bhimu Patil, a professor of horticulture and director of the Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center at Texas A&M University, agrees that microgreens may potentially have higher levels of nutrients than mature vegetables. But he says more studies are needed to compare the two side by side. "This is a very good start, but there can be a lot of variation in nutrients depending on where you grow it, when you harvest, and the soil medium," Patil says. When choosing a microgreen, researchers say to look for the most intensely colored ones, which will be the most nutritious. Results of the microgreens research project conducted by the University of Maryland and the USDA has garnered attention from several national media outlets including National Public Radio (NPR) and The Huffington Post

City's MicroGreens: Arugula, Basil  (plus Lemon, Opal and Thai Basils), Beet Tops (Red Beet, Bull’s Blood and Yellow Beet), Broccoli, Celery, Chard (Rainbow and Ruby Red), Chrysanthemum, Cilantro, Collard Greens, Corn Shoots, Curly Cress, Green Oak Lettuce, Kale, Mint, Mizuna, Mustard (Green and Red), Onion Sprouts, Pea Tendrils, Peppercress, Purple Kohlrabi, Radish (China Rose, Daikon and Purple), Red Amaranth, Red Cabbage, Red Russian Kale, and Tatsoi. City-Hydro is deeply invested in research and development in all aspics of their business, with a very strong emphasis on development of new and exciting microgreens.

City's MicroGreens Mixes: Asian, Basil, Broccoli, Herb, Raven Radish, Rainbow, Spring, Summer, Sweetheart, Vegetable

City's BabyGreens : Arugula, Beet Tops, Bull’s Blood, Chrysanthemum, Firecracker, Green Oak, Green Romaine, Lolla Rosa, Mâche, Mizuna, Rainbow Chard, Red Amaranth, Red Cross, Red Mustard Red Oak, Red Orach, Red Romaine, Red Russian Kale, Tatsoi, Upland Cress

    "The microgreens that come from City- Hydro
    are like non other, everything from the flavor
    to their appearance is absolutely amazing.
    Being in their grow room just puts me in a state
    of bliss. I have never met any two people more
    passionate about micros."

    - Chef Chris Amendola - Freelance

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