Wendi Tubbs started growing microgreens for herself about 4 years ago. She just couldn't tolerate kale, the other superfood. She said, "My main crop is sunflower. I use certified organic seeds. My first crop was the sunflower, its a complete food. I was really amazed at the flavor. It's very nutrient rich and it has everything our body needs to survive. Personally I was looking for a green to replace kale."
Tubbs sells her greens to Restaurant O and Alloro Restaurant in Bandon in addition to Coos Head Co-op and Bailey's Health Food Center.
She said interest is growing and "It's a lot of education for people. People don't know the health benefits or why I am growing these."
"Because it's such a nutrient rich food you don't need to eat as much to get what you need. You can get all of your vitamins, micro-nutrients and even protein from the produce section."
"If you are looking to get those vitamins and nutrients, a lot of times people don't focus on it until they're sick. So if you focus on it now and eating better food there are less doctor visits and less aches and pains down the road," said Tubbs.