WHAT IS THE GREENSTED?

The GREENSTED®, meaning “green place” is a multi-enterprise farm business located in beautiful Zumbrota, MN. Our business began in 2016 learning to grow Microgreens. We stepped out into the direct-to-consumer sales in 2017-2018 vending at local events and farmers markets. 2019 our little microgreens could be found in a variety of co-op and grocery stores and by the end of 2020 we were a full-scale entrepreneur farm business. We’d outgrown our home space production capacity and found ourselves moving our Microgreens and Gardens enterprises to a beautiful farm/facility location just five minutes from our home.  2021 was a busy year growing 200lbs weekly of microgreens,  hiring employees, growing garden produce, opening a farm store, setting up a small online shopping farmers market and hosting community education classes and small group events. 2022 Looks bright with more work and more success bringing good foods to our region’s homes. 

Most people know what garden veggies are, but what are Microgreens?  Microgreens are tasty, tiny vegetable shoots that are harvested at true leaf stage.  Used to top all your favorite foods, they add a boost of intense flavor. Enhance your salads, sandwiches, smoothies, entries and atop of side dishes.  They are great for breakfast, lunch and supper. And snacks. Don’t forget appetizers and charcuterie platters! Microgreens boast up to 40% more nutrition than fully grown veg! They are no longer a “chef only” luxury, but a year-round fresh veggie option for all of your favorite foods. We are proud to bring our six varieties of microgreens and mixes to the consumer market. Check them all out!  

Microgreens on every kitchen table.

It’s no secret today’s foodies are looking for local, fresh, flavorful food. They like to shop often, frequent farmers markets and local Co-ops and they like variety. Lots of variety! They’re looking for color, flavor, texture, nutrient dense, unique produce grown responsibly and with sustainability practices. Clear, clean labels, in recyclable packaging. Microgreens are a perfect fit. We all want to know the who, where and why behind the food we eat. We hope you enjoy clicking through our website to learn just that. You’ll find recipes, products, location availability, and of course, our story. #Micromagic  Come visit our Farm Store for all of our products and 200+ regionally produced and sourced foods of all kinds. The best from the best for your best. 

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Get your Microgreens at  area Co-ops, Grocery Stores and Fine Dining Restaurants 

July 13, 2020 Microgreens Entrepreneur podcast – Listen here: http://Episode 12  We had the great pleasure of chatting with Brian and sharing our Microgreens start up story. Brian’s podcast has received international attention, with fun interviews and great information for starting up a microgreens business. Go take a listen!

Listen in to our podcast interview at Hotdish, The Just Food Co+Op Podcast

WHO ARE WE?

We are Dean and Jayne Bredlau, and we love greens! We love to grow them, eat them, and most of all,  share them with you, our greens-loving friends! Read more of our story hereTo order or send a message,  Contact us here!   We love to provide samples of fresh microgreens or garden veg — just ask!

                                               

Proud member of these organizations.

Building Connections Group – Entrepreneur Peer Network

Minnesota Grown

Sustainable Farming Association

Cannon River Chapter

Cannon Valley Grown

Regional SFA Chapter