Microgreens are garnishing thousands of plates in the U.S., but have you heard the name before? These mini-leaves have a short history and originated on menus in San Francisco in the early 1980s. Today, the industry in the U.S. is growing substantially with a variety of seed companies and independent growers. Recently, a few locals from Columbia, Missouri now fight to bring the microgreen market to the Midwest.
Listen to how one family in Columbia is changing how local restaurants decorate our dishes.
Averie Gomel and her daughter, Ivy, come to the Farmers’ Market in search of nutritious snacks and bona fide Missouri Legacy Beef. Yesterday, she purchased free range franks for $9 using WIC benefit tokens gifted from Access to Healthy Food.
Listen to her and Ivy speak for themselves while they shop at the Market in our FIRST interview podcast. You’ll hear the Gomels wander the Parkade Center in search of an honorary wholesome snack, while taste-testing grass-fed beef and whirling to acoustic instrumentals.