What happens when two agri-industry greats share a passion for delicious fresh produce that's packed with nutrients? They turn 4 seasons into 26, redefining what it means to grow and eat (small) leafy greens! Our greens have an average growth cycle of two weeks, so with our indoor vertical farming methods (and a little magic sprinkled through) we produce microgreens, under innovative LED lighting technology, for 26 Seasons a year; or as we like to call it - Non-Stop Nature. Without seasonal constraints you can eat fresh microgreens all year round.
The current state of our planet requires us to take a look at how we currently produce fresh greens and vegetables and start to look at more friendly ways to do this so that we don't take so much away from the land. We've developed two of New Zealand's first indoor vertical farms right in an industrial hub in Auckland and an old nightclub in the heart of Wellington. Our innovative farming methods are paving the way to a new future of food production in our country. We believe in having minimal impact on the planet, so we use NO herbicides, pesticides, chemicals or soil and recycle our water (and that's just the start). What this means for you is knowing that when you eat our greens, that's all you are getting - just delicious nutrient-packed greens with no nasties and minimal impact on the environment. Sounds like a huge step forward towards fixing the food economy if you ask us!
Steve and Matt are a couple of guys who have worked in agriculture, were interested in the hydroponic growing of microgreens and the potential to grow them indoors in the city. Matt designed an environmentally-friendly grow system that produced microgreens that were high in taste and nutrition. Soon Matt was selling them to some of Wellington's top restaurants. Lucy Matheson joined to help get 26 Seasons' products into the hands of consumers interested in food and health, opening up both online and supermarket channels.
Microgreens have up to 100x the nutritional benefit of mature plants. Such a good way for you to get all the nutrients you need to be healthy and happy. Check out our shop page for more nutritional information.