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    Pet Grass Wheatgrass with dew hhfinal_edited hhfinal_edited Pet Grass Wheatgrass with dew 1/18 FRESH FROM OUR INDOOR GARDEN ​ We'd love to grow microgreens especially for you & deliver them from our door to yours! LEARN MORE Welcome! If you've ever tasted microgreens - or never tasted them - we are happy you are here. Thank you for stopping by. We love microgreens with a passion and hope to inspire you to love them too (if you don't already)! Most people know microgreens as a garnish restaurants use to embellish food, and while we agree t hey are very cute , they are so much more. ​ Good Things Come in Small Packages Simply put, microgreens are baby plants, harvested at the stage between sprouts and baby greens. Despite their tiny size, or more accurately because of it, they contain 4 to 40 times more phytonutrients, vitamins, sulforaphane, minerals, and healthy goodness than mature plants. Food as Medicine If you believe, as we do, that you are what you eat and that food can either heal chronic illness and disease or cause it, adding microgreens to your diet is an easy way to help your immune system function at its best (i.e., help you to help yourself). ​ Magically Delicious All of the flavor of an entire plant is condensed into each microgreen stem and set of leaves, which makes them taste like the most radishy radish or mustardy mustard or basily basil you've ever eaten. (You get the idea!) The flavors are most intense when the plants are young, and they mellow a bit as they age (i.e., older and taller). ​ Quick and Easy Microgreens are eaten raw, which makes them easy to add to every meal, except perhaps dessert (although the milder varieties like broccoli and kohlrabi blend in really well in fruit smoothies, so that sort of counts). We have other ideas on how to use microgreens on our FAQs page. ​ Our Microgreens Our microgreens go the extra mile! All of the seeds are non-GMO, and some are organic and/or heirloom varieties. They are locally-grown in Hanover County, Virginia inside our home. We started on our dining room table, and in 2022, we converted a spare bedroom into our farm/grow room. Our microgreens are free from pesticides, and because the seeds are planted on top of the soil, they do not need to be washed before eating. As an added bonus, they come to you! We'd love to be your go-to resource in RVA for delivery of fresh, living microgreens. On the Horizon At the moment, we have a few pages hidden from sight that aren't quite ready to share, so please come back every now and then to check out our progress! ​ Learn More For more information, check out our FAQs page or contact us directly. ​ 1/1

  • COVID-19 UPDATE | HEDSTROMS HOMEGROWNS

    Safety First and Foremost ​ ********************************************************************************************************************************************* Update: As of May 6, 2021, we are fully vaccinated thanks to Walgreens and Pfizer! We will continue to sterilize our trays before planting and wipe them down before delivering. We will also continue to wear masks when handling trays for new customers until you tell us otherwise (i.e., that you are comfortable with us not wearing masks when planting and delivering to you). ******************************************************************************************************************************************* 2020: With the risk of COVID-19 continuing to grow, we want to let you know the steps we are taking to address this pandemic in relation to your microgreens. We have always sterilized our trays before we use them , and we will continue to do so, but moving forward, we will make a few changes to our planting and watering regimen by wearing masks and diligently washing our hands before planting, watering, or handling any tray of microgreens. We hope that the care we take in growing and tending to your microgreens gives you peace of mind, as it does us. Although we have no reason to believe that we have been exposed to the coronavirus, with the new White House/CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19, Randy and I will also take extra precautions when delivering your microgreens by wearing a mask when holding the trays and wiping them down with Clorox wipes before leaving them on your porch. We will miss saying hello in person, but if you should hear us making your delivery, you could always say hello through your storm door! ​ Now, more than ever, taking care of ourselves and our health MATTERS. Adding microgreens to our diet helps to boost our immunity with an influx of highly concentrated nutrients that just happen to taste really good! Thank you for your support and p lease stay safe! xo ​

  • ABOUT US | HEDSTROMS HOMEGROWNS

    Our Inspiration ​After one taste of microgreens at the Carytown Farmers Market in 2018, we were so impressed by their flavor & healthiness, we binge-watched YouTube to learn how to grow our own! In October 2019 – after a ton of practice, trial, & error – we created Hedstrom's Homegrowns LLC. We are excited to officially debut these powerhouse seedlings known as microgreens. For more information, check out our FAQs page or contact us directly. Farming is in my blood, but it took me over 50 years to fully embrace it! My paternal grandfather and great- grandfather grew corn, tomatos, and a slew of other crops in large fields. My father has gardened his entire life and has a green thumb to prove it. I've always grown herbs and enjoyed cooking with fresh ingredients, but in 2017, after adopting a plant-based diet (via Dr. Fuhrman's Nutritarian eating plan ), my consumption of, and love for, veggies exploded. Fortunately, Randy loves growing and eating fruits and vegetables as much as I do.

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