Flying Cloud

Project Description

Flying Cloud

FARMERS: Hope and Kyle
CONTACT: (515) 689-6931
LOCATION: Nevada City

Our Story

We are a family run microgreens operation located in Nevada City, CA. Microgreens are nutrient rich superfood, containing up to 40x more nutrients than their full grown counterparts. According to the USDA “Among the 25 microgreens tested, red cabbage, cilantro, garnet amaranth, and green daikon radish had the highest concentrations of vitamin C, carotenoids, vitamin K, and vitamin E, respectively. In general, microgreens contained considerably higher levels of vitamins and carotenoids—about five times greater—than their mature plant counterparts”.

We believe that a nutritious diet is the first key to health, and decided microgreens where an excellent way for us to maximize our small farming area, and produce superfoods for our community.

Another specialty that utilizes our space to the fullest is the production of plant shoots. Primarily pea and sunflower, however we also grow buckwheat and popcorn shoots. These shoots add great crunch and flavor to salads, as a topping, or stir fry ingredient. They too are rich in vital nutrients as well as secondary phytonutrients.

In our search for the perfect formula, we began growing using home-brewed Kelp Tea that is our main fertilizer for all of our products. Kelp is packed with nutrients, and a renewable resourse. We use only OMRI rated Kelp to brew our teas. All of our soil is local and contains an OMRI rated compost. We also do quite a bit of composting on our homestead, where no toxic chemicals are ever sprayed.