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Are you thinking of starting, or are you already engaged in the business of growing and selling microgreens? The Microgreens Entrepreneur podcast aims to provide valuable information to anyone thinking of getting started growing and selling microgreens, and also to those already engaged in the business. Knowledge is shared in solo episodes by the host Brian, and also by industry experts, and other microgreens business owners through interviews. Hey, I'm Brian, the podcast host. I run a microgreens business out of a spare bedroom in my home, I also have a degree in horticulture. I want to pass on the knowledge I've learned on my journey to others, and also continue to learn myself in the process. Expect a new episode every Monday. Thanks so much for listening.

The Microgreens Entrepreneur Podcast Brian Faulkner

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Are you thinking of starting, or are you already engaged in the business of growing and selling microgreens? The Microgreens Entrepreneur podcast aims to provide valuable information to anyone thinking of getting started growing and selling microgreens, and also to those already engaged in the business. Knowledge is shared in solo episodes by the host Brian, and also by industry experts, and other microgreens business owners through interviews. Hey, I'm Brian, the podcast host. I run a microgreens business out of a spare bedroom in my home, I also have a degree in horticulture. I want to pass on the knowledge I've learned on my journey to others, and also continue to learn myself in the process. Expect a new episode every Monday. Thanks so much for listening.

    Ep 76: Mushrooms And Microgreens Combined As A Business With Katie And Jon Tlush Of Tlush Family Farm

    Ep 76: Mushrooms And Microgreens Combined As A Business With Katie And Jon Tlush Of Tlush Family Farm

    In this episode I'm joined by Katie and Jon Tlush from Tlush Family Farm near Philadelphia. Among other things, Katie and Jon are growing and selling both mushrooms and microgreens, growing both indoors.

    This is a really interesting episode, especially if mushroom growing is something you have been considering or are interested in.

    Katie and Jon have grown their business very quickly, and provide lots of good information and motivation throughout the episode.

    Discussed in this episode:
    How within 9 months, Katie and Jon have outgrown their basement grow room, and are ready for a commercial facility.The whole process of mushroom growing - how you do it, the challenges, where to sell them etc.Running a microgreens business as a couple.Hydroponic and aeroponic farming.Indoor edible flower growing.
    Links mentioned in this episode:

    Tlush Family Farm Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/tlushfamilyfarm/

    Tlush Family Farm Website:
    https://tlushfamilyfarm.com/

    True Leaf Market Link:
    https://microgreensentrepreneur.com/trueleafmarket

    The Microgreens Business Blueprint
    https://microgreensentrepreneur.com/onlinecourse

    Microgreens Business Mini Course
    https://microgreensentrepreneur.com/minicourse

    Microgreens Business Beginners Guide:
    https://microgreensentrepreneur.com/ebook

    Microgreens Entrepreneur Instagram:
    https://instagram.com/microgreens_entrepreneur

    https://microgreensentrepreneur.com

    • 41 min
    Ep 75: Starting A Microgreens Business In A Partnership With Sho Kasuya And Tony Ross Of Creative Urban Farms

    Ep 75: Starting A Microgreens Business In A Partnership With Sho Kasuya And Tony Ross Of Creative Urban Farms

    In this episode I'm joined by Sho Kasuya and Tony Ross from Creative Urban Farms in New Zealand.  Tony and sho are business partners and manage to run their microgreens business from seperate households, while also keeping full time jobs and having young families!

    An interesting thing about ton and Sho's partnership is that they didn't know each other before going into business together.  So this is a really good episode to listen to if starting a microgreens business in a partnership is something you've been considering.

    Tony and Sho also have other interesting business projects going on, including bee keeping and designing outdoor growing spaces. We cover this in the episode too.

    Discussed in this episode:
    Starting a microgreens business in a partnership.The logistics of running a microgreens business from two locations.What it's like running a microgreens business in New Zealand.What makes a successful business partnership.Renting bee hives and bee keeping as a subscription service.Time management skills.
    Links mentioned in this episode:

    Creative Urban Farms Website
    https://www.creativeurbanfarms.co.nz/

    Creative Urban Farms Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/creative.urban.farms/

    Microgreens NZ Facebook Group
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/474840587108230

    True Leaf Market Link:
    https://microgreensentrepreneur.com/trueleafmarket

    The Microgreens Business Blueprint
    https://microgreensentrepreneur.com/onlinecourse

    Microgreens Business Mini Course
    https://microgreensentrepreneur.com/minicourse

    Microgreens Business Beginners Guide:
    https://microgreensentrepreneur.com/ebook

    Microgreens Entrepreneur Instagram:
    https://instagram.com/microgreens_entrepreneur

    https://microgreensentrepreneur.com

    • 47 min
    Ep 74: How To Grow Basil Microgreens (that are easy to harvest)

    Ep 74: How To Grow Basil Microgreens (that are easy to harvest)

    Basil microgreens are a very popular variet with chefs, they have great flavour and their leaves are beautiful too. While it is not the most profitable microgreen to grow, it is certainly a good one to know how to grow. In this episode I share with you the growing tecnique I use grow Basil thats grows tall and is easy to harvest.

    In this episode you will learn:
    How to grow Basil microgreens.What seed density to use.How long to keep them in blackout.A way to keep Basil growing straight and long while in darkness.How long until you can harvest Basil.The expected yield.The value of Basil microgreens.
    Links mentioned in this episode:
    True Leaf Market Link:
    https://microgreensentrepreneur.com/trueleafmarket

    The Microgreens Business Blueprint
    https://microgreensentrepreneur.com/onlinecourse

    Microgreens Business Mini Course
    https://microgreensentrepreneur.com/minicourse

    Microgreens Business Beginners Guide:
    https://microgreensentrepreneur.com/ebook

    Microgreens Entrepreneur Instagram:
    https://instagram.com/microgreens_entrepreneur

    • 18 min
    Ep 73: Is It Possible To Take A Break From Microgreen Farming And Keep Your Customers? With Brigid McNally Of PVX Farms

    Ep 73: Is It Possible To Take A Break From Microgreen Farming And Keep Your Customers? With Brigid McNally Of PVX Farms

    In this episode I'm joined by Brigid McNally, a college student running her own successful microgreens business. Brigid has built up a client base of home delivery customers and restaurants. During the summer of 2021 she shut down her business and took a break. Tune in to the episode to hear how it went for her.

    In this episode you will learn:
    How to prepare your customers before taking a break.If taking a break had any effect on Brigids business.How Brigid uses email marketing to stay in touch with her customers.Why keeping track of your inventory is so important.Why it's important to not be afraid to spend money to make money.Why starting a business is not only about making money, but also personal growth.Links mentioned in this episode:

    Brigids Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/pvxfarms
    Brigids Website:
    https://pvxfarms.com
    Brigids Email:
    pvxfarms@gmail.com

    Microgreens Business Beginners Guide:
    https://microgreensentrepreneur.com/ebook

    True Leaf Market Link:
    https://microgreensentrepreneur.com/trueleafmarket

    Microgreens Entrepreneur Instagram:
    https://instagram.com/microgreens_entrepreneur

    Microgreens Entrepreneur Website:
    https://microgreensentrepreneur.com

    • 30 min
    Ep 72: Creating A Large-Scale, High Tech, Automated Microgreens Farm With Jonah Krochmalnek Of Living Earth Farm

    Ep 72: Creating A Large-Scale, High Tech, Automated Microgreens Farm With Jonah Krochmalnek Of Living Earth Farm

    In this episode I'm joined by Jonah Krochmalnek from Living Earth Farm in Ontario, Canada. Jonah has been growing microgreens professionally since 2013. He has went from starting out in his parents spare bedroom to creating and owning a large scale, automated indoor microgreens farm.

    Jonah shares so much valuable knowledge in this episode. Here is some of what is discussed:
    How Jonah scaled from a spare bedroom to growing and selling 1500 trays of microgreens a week.The ideal lighting for microgreens to produce the best results while also being energy efficient.The best climatic conditions for growing microgreens and why everything needs to be in balance to have the best results on your microgreens farm.Why the soil you are using could contribute to your microgreens yields being inconsistent.The costs of the machinery used in large scale microgreens production.Why the system you have in place is so important for the consistency of your business.
    Links mentioned in this episode:
    Jonah's consultancy webpage:
    https://www.livingearthfarm.ca/consulting
    Jonah's email address:
    jonah@livingearthfarm.ca

    Living Earth Farm Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/livingearthtoronto

    Jonah's video with Curtis Stone:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9kRQVFeASI

    Microgreens Business Beginners Guide:
    https://microgreensentrepreneur.com/ebook

    True Leaf Market Link:
    https://microgreensentrepreneur.com/trueleafmarket

    Microgreens Entrepreneur Instagram:
    https://instagram.com/microgreens_entrepreneur

    Microgreens Entrepreneur Website:
    https://microgreensentrepreneur.com

    • 57 min
    Ep 71: How To Scale Up Your Microgreens Business With Patrick Brown Of Moms Micro Garden

    Ep 71: How To Scale Up Your Microgreens Business With Patrick Brown Of Moms Micro Garden

    In this episode I'm joined by Patrick Brown for his second appearance as a guest on the podcast. Patrick is running a microgreens business named Moms Micro Garden, and in the last year he has taken a business that did 100 trays of microgreens a week to 500 trays a week! So there is a lot to learn on scaling a microgreens business in this episode.

    In this episode you will learn:
    How to scale up a microgreens business.Why taking good care of your employess is so important.Why hiring the right people is vital.The actual costs of having employees.Some great tax tips.Insurance policies to have in place to make sure your business succeeds.Links mentione in this episode:

    Microgreens Business Beginners Guide:
    https://microgreensentrepreneur.com/ebook

    Patrick's Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/moms_microgarden/

    Patrick's Email:
    pat@momsmicrogarden.com

    Moms Micro Garden Tik Tok:
    https://www.tiktok.com/@moms_microgarden

    Moms Micro Garden Website
    https://www.momsmicrogarden.com

    True Leaf Market Link:
    https://microgreensentrepreneur.com/trueleafmarket

    Microgreens Entrepreneur Instagram:
    https://instagram.com/microgreens_entrepreneur

    Microgreens Entrepreneur Website:
    https://microgreensentrepreneur.com

    • 40 min

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