A microgreen that brings the most profit to growers is considered ‘best-selling.’ Some of the most common best-sellers include cilantro, arugula, and broccoli. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forest, and Rural Economic Development (AFRED), these microgreens are profitable, easy to produce, and reliable. Good, best-selling microgreens are in high demand by consumers, and therefore, growers may sell them at high prices.
This article will discuss what the best-selling microgreens are, the microgreen market (including the price of microgreens), and why microgreens are so expensive.
What Are The Best-Selling Microgreens?
The best-selling microgreens are arugula, celery, basil, broccoli, mustard, and cilantro microgreens. The best-selling microgreens may vary between buyer and seller, but generally, they are the most common, given their desired taste.
What Makes A Microgreen A Best Seller?
When a microgreen is a best seller, they are in high demand, and you can sell them for a high price. Microgreens taste good, have vibrant colors, and give popular cuisines an additional splash of flavor. People love microgreens because they generally provide a boost of additional nutrients.
Which Microgreens Are In High Demand?
The most in-demand microgreens are wheatgrass, basil, celery, cabbage, mustard, radish, chard, and kale. These common micro-greens are in high demand because of their tangy and spicy tastes and bright colors. In addition to being great flavor enhancers, these microgreens are very decorative.
Which Microgreens Are Grown The Most?
The most commonly grown microgreens are sunflower, pea, basil, cilantro, broccoli, cabbage, kale, celery, and sorrel. The type of microgreen that people grow depends on whether they want to sell them. People who are home-growing for consumption grow fast microgreens like corn or radish, which they use in daily meals.
People who sell their microgreens grow slow microgreens like basil, sorrel, or carrots, which they can quickly sell to restaurants. Microgreens people sell to restaurants are usually more expensive than the microgreens consumed by at-home growers.
Which Microgreens are Sold The Most?
Sorrel, sunflower, basil, wheatgrass, and kale are some of the most commonly sold microgreens. These are grown at home by microgreen farmers and then sold in one of several ways such as directly to their clients or to grocery stores where they are then sold to the general public.
How Much Do People Pay For Microgreens?
Microgreens can cause upwards of $30 per pound. However, depending on the type of microgreen, pricing may vary. Since there is a high demand for the best-selling microgreens like arugula, these can be more expensive than others. Expensive microgreens will bring producers considerably more income, but most of these have longer yield times.
Which Microgreens Are The Most Expensive?
The most expensive microgreens are kale, amaranth, sorrel, radish, and arugula. These sell for above $10 a pound, with a maximum of $35 a pound. When the demand for microgreens changes, the price for these microgreens may shift, often causing a raise rather than a drop.
Which Microgreens Do Restaurants Buy?
Restaurants buy many microgreens, like beets, cabbage, scallions, and kale. Different cuisines prefer certain microgreens, so you may see some restaurants request different microgreens over others. Build clients and cater to their needs, if necessary.
Before selling to restaurants, you must always ensure your microgreens are properly cleaned and sanitized. They must also be quality inspected, packaged, and labeled for the safety of the consumer.
Is It Easy To Sell Microgreens?
It can be easy to sell microgreens, but some people also have difficulty. To start, you must know how to make a good batch of microgreens. They must be perfect without any molding or premature aging, and you must have a viable business structure in place to support at least one long-term business partner.
After you have those things, all you must do is make a strong connection with at least one partner and begin a mutualistic partnership.
How Do You Sell Microgreens?
To sell microgreens, you will need to build your clientele. Social network with people in your community to gain connections and spread the word about your product by meeting chefs, neighbors, and other potential microgreens buyers. Consider reaching out to your local grocery store manager to ask if they would sell your microgreens to the general public.
What Is The Best Way to Sell Microgreens?
The best way to sell microgreens is to sell directly to your clients. After connecting with chefs and members of your community, you can use that knowledge to offer them the best deals on your new harvest. Setting up a booth at a farmer’s market is another great idea.
These booths are personal, allowing you to communicate with your buyers and build returning customers. You may also sell your microgreens to vendors wholesale, but this can result in less money.
Which Microgreens Taste The Best?
The taste preference of microgreens is at the discretion of the consumer. For instance, some people love cilantro, which makes it one of the most popularly ordered microgreens for restaurants. On the other hand, cilantro is also one of the most hated microgreens by some people. The notoriously soapy taste deters people from eating this delicious micro-veggie. The preference for flavor is similar for all microgreens.
What Are The Easiest Microgreens To Grow?
The easiest microgreens to grow are arugula, broccoli, parsley radish, cress, mustard, and cabbage. They take only a week to grow and require minimal effort. Since they are so easy to acquire, they sell for low prices. Still, people enjoy eating these microgreens, so restaurants, grocery stores, and community members will be happy to buy them.
Why Are Microgreens So Expensive?
Microgreens are expensive because they take time and a lot of care to grow. Growing these miniature greens is a labor-intensive activity, which can take between 7 and 21 days, depending on the type of microgreen species. Every microgreen must be constantly attended to so it does not get over-saturated or dried out. Since it requires so much work, sellers charge high dollars.
Especially for the microgreens that take the longest like arugula and other large microgreen vegetables.
Hi, I’m John Stephens, chief editor and writer for Totalgardener.com. I’ve been gardening and raising animals for over 15 years starting with a small backyard plot in Northern Virginia where I grew corn, potatoes, squash, and using a high mulch technique called the Ruth Stout Method. I also raised ducks and small mammals for meat and eggs in a movable pen similar to the ones used by Joel Salatin. I later moved to Colorado where I experimented with growing greens using aquaponics inside. I eventually added a microgreens setup and home sprouting operation. I’m excited to share everything I’ve learned plus more from the other local gardening and animal raising experts I know.