Microgreens & More

Providing Nutrition & Education

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Microgreens

Microgreens are individual small plants that are highly nutritious and delicious. For chefs, they add a pop of flavor, eye appeal, and are on-trend. For the individual, they are eaten for the flavor, eye appeal, and super nutrients. The varieties are endless along with the flavor profiles. By mixing different microgreens, you can create new flavors and nutritional profiles. If you want to increase your vitamin C intake for example, including opal basil and opal radish microgreens in your diet would do that! At Nordic Acres, I not only cultivate a wide range of microgreens for sale, but I also teach individuals how to transform their health and even grow their own!

 

Read more about Microgreens here.

Farm Produce

Here at Nordic Acres Farm, I grow a variety of produce using only organic methods.

All seedlings are started at the farm using organic (non-GMO) seeds and as many heirlooms as possible.

I grow a range of greens like Toscano Kale, Scarlet Kale, Baby Bok Choy, Tatsoi, Swiss Chard, and a variety of lettuces. I also grow tomatoes, long beans, cucumbers, peppers, beets, and more.

 

Most items are harvested right in front of you for optimal freshness.

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Seedlings in Pots

Herbs

Herbs are also started here on the farm by taking cuttings from our 'mother' plants and using organic seeds; heirloom when available.

 

I enjoy growing Lemongrass, garlic chives, rosemary, several basil varieties, Cuban oregano, lemon balm, dill, parsley, and so much more.

 

We also grow edible flowers such as Marigolds and Nasturtiums.

 
 

Riding Lessons

Riding lessons for children and adults are available for $35 per session. Each session includes grooming the horse and picking out their hooves, tacking up (putting on the saddle and bridle), riding for at least 30 minutes,  then taking care of the horse afterward, which means bathing in the summer or brushing again during the cooler months.
 
Safety is taught first such as learning how to walk around a horse and to keep a hand on at all times.
 
I primarily teach English riding, though if someone would prefer to learn to ride Western, I can teach that as well. Riders learn to sit up straight in the saddle with their heels down (I am a stickler for that). They also learn to be the horse's leader, which is better than the horse being the leader.
 
Whether a child or an adult, the rider should come away with a  feeling of accomplishment and pride at the partnership that was made with their horse, from grooming through riding and giving a treat when they are all done.

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