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Fresh, live trays of microgreens & wheatgrass delivered to your door, 365 days a year - within a 50-mile radius of Chicago.

(In this photo: Sunflower Shoots, Snow Pea Shoots, Hong Vit Radish, and Red Amaranth)

...or try a Gift Card for family & friends.

Farm-to-Home Microgreen Delivery

Getting microgreens to your door is simple.  Easy peasy microgreenzie!

1. our Area?

If you're within 50-miles of Chicago, we have you covered!

2. CHOOSE

Design the perfect mix of microgreens, just for you.

3. Frequency

On-time, weekly, bi-weekly, or at any pace that makes you smile.

FEAST!

We grow your micros just for you and hand-deliver to your door.

...or email us any questions you might have.

We Grow Just For You

Choose from some of our amazing and tasty microgreen varieties.  Did you know recent USDA and university studies show microgreens have anywhere from 4 to 40 TIMES the nutrition of fully-grown vegetables?
For those that join our Farm Family as a weekly or bi-weekly delivery, we have an extended list of microgreens that you can have access to, including Red Vein Sorrel, Carrot, Shiso, Chervil, Beets, and many more!  We reserve that list to recurring orders because some take a while to grow.
Wheatgrass
Super sweet, hard spring wheatgrass for juicing.
Micro Blends
Mild or Spicy Micro Mix (8 day lead-time) Contains: Broccoli, Kale,
Kohlrabi, Arugula & Red Acre Cabbage. Spicy blend contains zesty Southern Giant Mustard.
Pea Shoots - Speckled
Speckled (9 day lead-time) – No tendrils, tall with sweet leaves.

In addition to traditional green pea shoots, we can grow your pea shoots in the dark to yield a yellow/white color and a more tender & delicate texture. The yellow shoots will be longer & leaner than peas grown in light.
Mung Bean
Super crunchy and juicy stems, with beautiful large green leaves. Classic bean sprout flavor. Really yummy!
Sunflower Shoots
Sunflower Shoots (10 day lead-time) – nutty, sweet, crunchy, large microgreen.
Popcorn Shoots
Popcorn Shoots (10 day lead-time) – bright yellow or green. Large and sweet.
Arugula
Arugula (8 day lead-time) - tiny green leaves, spicy arugula flavor.
Radish - Purple Rambo
Purple Rambo (8 day lead-time) Large Purple leaves (some green), purple stem, fruity radish flavor.
Radish - Hong Vit
Hong Vit (8 day lead-time) - Large Green leaves, bright purple stem, spicy radish flavor.
Radish - Daikon
Daikon (8 day lead-time) - Thick white, crunchy, stems with green leaves. Spicy radish
flavor.
Mustard - Scarlett Frills
Scarlet Frills Mustard (8 day lead-time) – Mottled green/red/purple leaves, very spicy
flavor.
Mustard - Wasabi
Wasabi Mustard (8 day lead-time) - Small green leaves, sweet wasabi mustard flavor.
Mustard - Souther Giant
Southern Giant Mustard (8 day lead-time) - Small green leaves, spicy classic mustard
flavor.
Mustard - Cho Kara
Cho Kara Mustard (8 day lead-time) – The most SPICY mustard microgreen we have found. Powerful spicy mustard flavor, and very delicious. Just one or two give a bite of food amazing texture and unexpected flavor.
Upland Cress
Cress (8 day lead-time) – small, green, feathery leaves with a classic peppery watercress flavor. Amazing on sandwiches and salads.
Red Amaranth
Red Amaranth (8 day lead-time) - Fine, small, bright red / hot pink leaves and stems, mild sweet red beet flavor. Great for entrees or desserts.
Mizuna - Red Kingdom
Red Kingdom Mizuna (8 day lead-time) – Red/green leaves, green stem. Medium Spice.
Cabbage - Mammoth Red Rock
Red Mammoth Cabbage (8 day lead-time) – Beautiful deep purple stems and dark green/purple
leaves. Mild cabbage flavor.
Broccoli
Broccoli (8 day lead-time) – Mild broccoli flavor. Small, bright green leaves.
Kale - Vates Blue
Kale (8 day lead-time) – Peppery finish, mild, with bright green leaves.
Fennel - Green
Green Fennel (14 day lead-time) – Slender green grass-like leaves. Seed hulls still attached for
extra flavor. Mild anise flavor.
Borage
Borage (14 day lead-time) – Beautiful, large, slightly fuzzy green leaves. Green stems. Crisp juicy
cucumber flavor.
Cilantro
Cilantro (14 day lead-time) – Intense, traditional cilantro flavor. Two slender grass-like leaves.
Basil - Genovese
Genovese Basil (green) (14 day lead-time) – Bright, fresh, intense basil flavor. White stems with
small green leaves.
Leek
Leek (21 day lead-time) – classic, gentle onion / garlic flavor. Beautiful, long, slender green
shoots with black seed pods at the tip.
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QUESTIONS?

We've got answers below!  Need more help, please reach out.  We love to chat Microgreens.  We're a bit obsessed :-)

HOW DO MY GREENS ARRIVE?
We deliver microgreens live, still in their pot, ready to eat - simply cut and enjoy! Everything comes in small 5"x5" pots (as you can see in the photos on this page), with a minimum of 4 pots per order.  You may mix and match any varieties you like.
 
WHERE DO YOU DELIVER?
We cover anywhere within a 50-mile radius of Chicago.
ARE YOU ORGANIC?
We grow indoors, following organic practices, with no pesticides EVER, and in OMRI listed organic, renewable coconut husk.  As a small farm, we have not pursued organic certification but will likely do so in the near future.
 
DO YOU OFFER ONE-TIME or RECURRING DELIVERIES?
We are happy to deliver one-time orders, or set up a recurring schedule that works well for you - weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, etc.
DO YOU ACCOMMODATE VACATION HOLDS?
Everyone needs a break - even us!  Simply let us know 11 days in advance and we can cancel or reschedule your deliveries.  If you forget and need help last minute, we have you covered too :-)
 
DO YOU DELIVER YEAR-ROUND?
Yes!  We grow indoors, so we enable our Farm Family to maintain healthy habits all year.  If it get really cold during the winter, we will even deliver in a returnable cooler to keep your microgreens safe :-)
WHAT HAPPENS TO OUR USED POTS & TRAYS?
Please rinse and leave your used pots and trays outside at your next delivery.  Our driver will pick them up for us to wash and reuse.  It's a great way to reduce wasted plastic!
 
DO I NEED TO BE HOME FOR DELIVERY?
Nope.  We know everyone is busy.  We will leave your microgreens per your instructions, in a protective box.  You can specify things like "leave in the garage, the door will be open", but by default, we will leave on your doorstep for a great Welcome Home surprise!
 
 
ARE MY MICROGREENS READY TO EAT UPON ARRIVAL?
Oh, yes!  Simply cut them when you're ready to enjoy their amazing flavor and nutrition.
HOW DO I STORE AND CARE FOR MY MICROGREENS?

We suggest three methods for using your live pots of microgreens, depending on what works best for you:

  1. Store Your Pots In the Refrigerator
    ​​This is our preferred method.  The cool of the refrigerator slows their growth and keeps your microgreens live and fresh for up to a month.  We recommend keeping your tray of pots in a plastic bag with one end left open, so they can have a bit of humidity, and water by pouring water in the bottom tray once a week.

     

  2. Keep Them On The Counter
    They are live plants that love to grow, and that's exactly what they'll do on your counter.  Just give them a bit of water every couple days in the lower tray and they will be very happy.  We recommend eating them within a week or two if left on the counter because their flavor becomes milder as they grow.

     

  3. Super Easy - Cut and Store In the Refrigerator
    When you receive your microgreens, simply harvest them (cut them as low as you can go), and store the cut microgreens in a sealed Tupperware container with a DRY paper towel at the bottom.  Do not wash your greens before you store them - give them a quick wash when you take some out just before use.  If stored this way they will last for up to 10 days after being cut!!!

 
PRICING?
We charge per pot of microgreens, with a 4 pot minimum.  There is also a delivery fee that varies based on delivery size.  The entire delivery fee goes to our courier service.
  • $5/pot for recurring orders
  • $6/pot for one-time orders
  • Delivery fee: $7 for orders of 8 or more pots, $12 for 7 or fewer pots.
DO YOU OFFER GIFT CERTIFICATES?
Yes indeed!  You can instantly order an e-gift card here and you will receive it right in your email.  We will happily work with your giftee to make it a special experience.​
WHO DO I TALK TO WITH MORE QUESTIONS OR SPECIAL REQUESTS?
Please think of us as your personal grower.  We are always at your service and are happy to help with anything you might need.  Email us at info@lakeforest.farm and we will take super-good care of you!

...or try a GIFT CARD for family & friends.