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Growing Microgreens Commercially (Virtual Workshop)




Event Details

Date

April 28, 2022

Time

6:00pm - 8:30pm

Location

Online

Cost

Registration fee : $20.00

Host

CCE Monroe County

Jarmila Haseler
585-678-8122



Microgreens represent a rapidly growing segment of the food industry. They require only a small production area. Compared to other crops they mature fast and can be harvested soon after seeding. They can be grown year-round and provide farmers with income out of season.

Microgreens can be very profitable. While the startup costs are low, microgreen sell for high prices to top restaurants and food stores. Restaurant chefs use them to add interesting flavors, colors and creative presentations to their dishes and, since they are a niche product, local producers can charge a premium for them.

In this workshop hosted by CCE Monroe County, speakers from the CCE Cornell Vegetable Program, Johnny's Selected Seeds, the University of Rochester, and SCORE will share their expertise on the subject.

IS THIS WORKSHOP RIGHT FOR YOU?

This workshop is for:

  • Farmers who are interested in season extension in their indoor and greenhouse spaces
  • Established microgreen growers who want to learn about the latest updates on the production equipment, growing media, lighting technology, seed lines, etc.
  • Small-scale food processors who want to expand their business or start a new one
  • Urban setting growers

COST AND REGISTRATION

$20 registration fee. Register online by Wednesday, April 27.



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Written by Cornell University specialists, this publication is designed to offer producers, seed and chemical dealers, and crop consultants practical information on growing and managing vegetable crops in New York State. Topics include general culture, nutrient management, transplant production, postharvest handling, organic production, and managing common vegetable crop pest concerns. A preview of the Vegetable Guidelines can be seen online.

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