Growing and Selling Microgreens with Chris Thoreau
About Chris Thoreau
Chris Thoreau has been engaged in urban food production since 2001 as a farmer, educator, community organizer, and advocate. Chris now is one of the farmer owners of the Vancouver Food Pedaler’s Cooperative.
Since 2008 Chris has been based in Vancouver, BC where he attended the University of British Columbia’s Agroecology program. He received his BSc. (Hons) in 2011 after focusing his studies on urban farming, soil management, and small-scale plant breeding.
Prior to his time in Vancouver Chris operated a certified organic farm in Victoria, BC for six years. While in Victoria he also served on the local certifying body’s (Islands Organic Producers Association) Board of Directors and Certification Committee for two years.
When he isn’t obsessing over seeds, soil, and harvests Chris spends most of his time with his four-year-old son doing everything from soccer to skating, running to wall climbing, and reading to wrestling!
Curtis Stone interviews Chris Thoreau at his Vancouver microgreen farm
Interested in growing microgreens profitably as a business?
Don’t have a lot of land?
Looking to make a living farming?
Microgreens might be a great place to start…
Microgreens are high value crop that can be growing intensively in a very small space with some crops selling upwards of $50 per pound.
It’s totally possible and it is being done everyday.
Microgreen grower Chris Thoreau generates over $200,000 per year in this space…