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Sep 27, 2011 08:50 AM

Home cook looking for micro greens in Bothell area

I'm looking for small batches of micro greens for garnishing plates at my home in the Bothell area. I've checked online and most suppliers only sell wholesale and in bulk.

I wouldn't mind traveling to Seattle for them if need be.

Any ideas?

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  1. Have you checked out the Central Markets in Shoreline or Mill Creek?

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    1. re: acgold7

      Great question. I have looked previously with no luck, but plan to call their produce dept and ask....

      1. re: acgold7

        I called Central Market, and they've been unsuccessful in finding a cost-effective supplier. Micro Greens are not commonly grown and don't ship well. But - I called Whole Foods and they carry them! They have a decent selection and can order particular varieties by request. Price point is around $5 for a container. This is GREAT news.

      2. I've seen them at Trader Joe's periodically.

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        1. re: Brunhilde

          Well, what do you know; Trader Joes has them too. They're a general micro green, but for $2.50, what a deal!!

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            1. I think you can find watercress year-round in the river in Bothell that feeds Lake Washington. Scout around, I bet you can find a place where you can get it without bothering anybody.
              You'll eat better greens than any you can buy in the stores, and probably get them more easily!

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              1. re: PeteSeattle

                Keep in mind that the watercress found in the river would not be considered a microgreen. This would be full-sized watercress. Micro Watercress is a very young seedling about 1/2 to 1" in length with tiny 1/4" sized leaves.

                1. re: FreshOrigins

                  OOPS! Sorry. I have no idea what microgreens actually are, other than pond scum (which I suppose counts)
                  I mistrust those chopped-up bits in boxes and bags in the grocery stores, and thought those kinds of things were what was wanted. I guess I like my greens to be more of the plant.
                  Is Micro-greens a new word for Sprouts? It sounds like it from your description, and so I'm wondering: sprouts are easy to get from various seeds lying around the house. Alfalfa, lettuce, millet from bird seed (i have a lot of that) niger thistle.
                  There are a whole lot of greens that you can sprout from seeds that you wouldn't eat the seeds themselves, nor their full-grown plants. (The above-mentioned thistles being one)