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Las Cruces food security grows stronger when small farmers have your support.
Living outside of Las Cruces?
Order from New Mexico Harvest.
They deliver our fresh microgreens across the state.
Pretty cool for a small farmer like me.
Thanks for all of your support.
Microgreens are convenient and full of vitamins and micronutrients.
Boost your immune system with a diverse selection of microgreens.
Diversity is key in developing a healthy resilience to our most common chronic diseases.
Microgreens support microbiome recovery, reduce inflammation, heart and cardiovascular disease and diseases like obesity, cancer, diabetes and dementia. So waste no more time.
Add microgreens to your food, your juices and find your health and wellness vastly improving.
Along with eating a whole foods, plant based diet and regular exercise.
Your individual choices matter.
Learning a new perspective was my goal ten years ago when I found a global community of market farmers looking to move in a new direction. Away from the destructive conventional practices of the last one hundred and fifty years.
Marketing campaigns have been misleading for more than just a few generations now. As a practice and strategy they will continue to cause doubt and confusion. It is up to us as citizens to take back our health. To see through the ads and find out more from each other.
Links to science based nutritional studies and information are provided here. Once we gain clear, redundant, and informative insight we will feel the need to eat better and improve our choices.
My farm was created with this in mind. Learning a new perspective was my goal ten years ago when I found a global community of market farmers looking to move our world in a new direction. Taking us away from destructive practices and unhealthy choices of the last one hundred and fifty years. This path has given me more than just the gift of health and knowledge. It’s helped me create a life that I can share with you as we grow together.
There are many topics and how-to videos on YouTube.
So many that it can be hard to find something of interest for both you and me.
A YouTube channel must be sustainable to succeed. Content has to be
fun and informative at the same time.
Over time this channel will evolve and so my immediate goal with the title above will be
to move past all of the hoopla and misinformation of today and look beyond
our struggle to renew our perspectives and attitudes to a place where we are
beyond the mess and confusion. A place where we can share ideas about
the world beyond the future. Beyond our destructive path with food and our planet.
If you know what I mean.
Let's work on this together. I'll be reaching out to you.
I look forward to Live events soon on YouTube
Most Popular: Sunflower - Broccoli - Peas Shoots
Daikon Radish - Rose Radish - Purple Rambo Radish
Fava Bean - Tatsoi - Red Acre Cabbage - Arugula
Mustards - Amaranth - Cilantro - Salad Mix (Mildly Spicy)
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Here's what you need to know about using microgreens
Use them on every meal. Breakfast, lunch and dinner plates
Even as a healthier snack in between meals
Sunflowers are one of the most popular munching microgreens
Have a bowl of fresh sunflowers instead of popcorn while watching movies
A lettuce alternative with much more nutrition
Sandwiches, salads, tacos, wraps, hot and cold dishes
Soups, Phö, or any noodle bowl or hot pot
Create cold sauces like pesto and chimichurri
Add to Pico de Gallo for Tacos and Burritos
Microgreens should be purchased when freshly harvested.
As a local farm we give you this opportunity to have a product
that isn't transported from any distance or held in storage.
This assures that the nutrient levels have not been diminished, receiving the total benefit of the antioxidants, vitamins and minerals along with the bioactive compounds, polyphenols and sensory qualities like texture, flavor, aroma and color.
Microgreens are considered to be superfoods and are very low in calories.
Scientific data has demonstrated that microgreens:
The list goes on because of the exponentially greater levels of
vitamins, mineral, antioxidants and bioactive compounds in these conveniently sized plants.
Microgreens are even used in spa treatments like facials and body wraps.
Free radicals are a byproduct of turning food into energy. Capable of damaging cells and altering DNA. Can cause bad cholesterol (LDL) to lodge in artery walls.
Excessive amounts cause oxidative stress brought on by a bad diet, alcohol and drug consumption, air pollution, radiation exposure from traveling, and exposure to pesticides and other chemicals.
We grow popular and specialty varieties of microgreens.
Sunflower, Pea Shoots, Spicy Daikon Radish, Red Acre Cabbage, Mustards, Broccoli, Salad Mix.
Amaranth, Leeks, Arugula and Cilantro.
Go ahead and contact us if you have a favorite we aren’t growing at the moment.
It takes at least a week to order them and only eight to ten days to grow most varieties.
Some varieties like cilantro and sorrel take longer.
We should always take full advantage of our free time.
Not always out shopping for semi-fresh produce with vastly diminished nutritional value, which is what you are getting at most grocery stores.
Our delivery service will bring you freshly harvested microgreens on a regular basis allowing you to spend more time in the moment. More time on your recipe. More time relaxing safe at home.
Jay Valencia is a chef, musician and filmmaker turned farmer and regenerative soil educator. For over forty years Jay has worked for restaurants, private and corporate events.
Sabor of Spain, Hewlett Packard Media Services, Autodesk, Lucasfilm, X-Games and KCBS BBQ competitions. Jay's approach comes from this industry perspective which adds to the relationships we develop with customers and cherish.
Move beyond a simple garnish and maximize health
Revitalize your business with this in mind
Healthy, diverse, organic nutrition for your gut and microbiome
Charged with micronutrients and antioxidants that your customers want and request more every day
Even traditional restaurants should have microgreens
Thank you for visiting.
Your support of local farms keeps our local food security and economy stronger.
We shop for our supplies and equipment at local businesses first.
Desert Micro LLC has a clear mission. Access.
We bring fresh, locally grown food to your door.
We also support a plant based and vegan lifestyle.
We do not keep an inventory, we do not have sales or discounts. We simply give everyone the freshest and most affordable high quality organic microgreens available year round.
Your support contributes to the food security of our region and with the help of local distributors like New Mexico Harvest, we are bringing our microgreens across the state. And we hope to be freeze drying them soon for distribution across the country.
We want everyone to have access to fresh and healthy organic food.
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