I’m super excited to be the first retailer in Seattle (and maybe the country) to offer urban-farmed microgreens from Farmbox Greens.
Not only are they gorgeous, but they’re also delicious, thanks to a perfectly balanced regimen of light, moisture and nutrients. Dan, the owner of Farmbox Greens, has achieved this by building a perfectly controlled urban farm right around the corner in West Seattle.
Urban farming was once only found in futurists’ dreams, but mission-driven entrepreneurs like Dan are making it a reality – hoping to develop a model that can have national impact.
You’d walk right by Farmbox Greens in West Seattle, because it looks like a garage. In fact it actually IS a garage…at least on the outside.
On the inside it’s a squeaky clean, perfectly controlled, state of the art facility where they grow these tasty greens as sustainably as possible. This isn’t a side project for Dan (a landscape architect by day). It’s a crusade. He wants to teach us all how much tastier and more efficient (in land and resources) urban farming can be. And the results are delicious.
We had a lot of fun visiting the Farmbox facility and shooting this video. I think it really captures who Dan is, what he’s doing, and what makes these microgreens so special.