15 episodes

Grower Chris Thoreau shares his 10+ years of microgreens experience in each episode giving insights for people who operate or want to operate, a profitable microgreens business. We touch on topics such as farming challenges and struggles, sales and marketing, soil and media, climate control, sanitation, post-harvest processing, appropriate technology, farm startup, market selection, and work-life balance.

In some episodes, we are joined by beginning or experienced microgreen grower diving deep into their story to find out what makes their operation successful.

The show is hosted by Diego Footer of Permaculture Voices.

Growing Microgreens Podcast Diego Footer

    • Natural Sciences
    • 4.4, 7 Ratings

Grower Chris Thoreau shares his 10+ years of microgreens experience in each episode giving insights for people who operate or want to operate, a profitable microgreens business. We touch on topics such as farming challenges and struggles, sales and marketing, soil and media, climate control, sanitation, post-harvest processing, appropriate technology, farm startup, market selection, and work-life balance.

In some episodes, we are joined by beginning or experienced microgreen grower diving deep into their story to find out what makes their operation successful.

The show is hosted by Diego Footer of Permaculture Voices.

    Growing and Improving a Microgreens Business with Max Beecher and Chris Thoreau

    Growing and Improving a Microgreens Business with Max Beecher and Chris Thoreau

    The benefits of building a microgreens business, and how to keep improving it.
    Chris's online course Growing Your Profitable Microgreens Business https://microgreens.teachable.com/courses
     
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    • 1 hr 53 min
    Growing Great Microgreens Starts with the Great Soil

    Growing Great Microgreens Starts with the Great Soil

    Microgreen grower Chris Thoreau joins me to talk about the importance of soil in growing microgreens.
    Chris's online course Growing Your Profitable Microgreens Business https://microgreens.teachable.com/courses
    Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter
    Small Farm Tools and Microgreens Supplies https://www.paperpot.co/
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    The 10 Year Evolution of a Microgreen Farmer and a Microgreen Business

    The 10 Year Evolution of a Microgreen Farmer and a Microgreen Business

    Chris Thoreau has grow microgreens for over 10 years, but he recently reached the point where he Chris realized it was time to do something else and move on.  Find out what changed and why Chris is changing with it.
    Chris's online course Growing Your Profitable Microgreens Business https://microgreens.teachable.com/courses
    Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter
    Small Farm Tools and Microgreens Supplies https://www.paperpot.co/
    Support my content while you shop at Amazon: https://amzn.to/32FYCqW

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Tips and Advice for Selling Microgreens to Grocery Stores with Vincent Cuneo

    Tips and Advice for Selling Microgreens to Grocery Stores with Vincent Cuneo

    Vincent Cuneo talks about what has made him successful selling microgreens to small independent grocery stores.  He discusses giving samples, shelf placement, packaging, and credit for unsold product.  Then Chris Thoreau joins the conversation to troubleshoot some growing issues Vincent is having.
    Connect with Vincent Cuneo: http://www.agrarianfeast.com/
    Chris's online course Growing Your Profitable Microgreens Business https://microgreens.teachable.com/courses
    Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter
    Small Farm Tools and Microgreens Supplies https://www.paperpot.co/
    Support my content while you shop at Amazon: https://amzn.to/32FYCqW

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Can You Make a Living Growing Microgreens?

    Can You Make a Living Growing Microgreens?

    In this episode Chris Thoreau joins me to explore the idea - Can you actually make a living growing microgreens?  Is it actually possible or just an unrealistic dream?
    If it is possible what does that look like? How big does the business need to be?  How much do you need to be selling?  Would you need employees?
    TLDR: It is possible, with the right combination of luck, skills and hard work. Some people will find it’s a fit for them and their lifestyle, but they’ll need to be committed.
    Chris's online course Growing Your Profitable Microgreens Business https://microgreens.teachable.com/courses
    Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter
    Small Farm Tools and Microgreens Supplies https://www.paperpot.co/
    Support my content while you shop at Amazon: https://amzn.to/32FYCqW

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Common Microgreen Diseases and Solutions to Them

    Common Microgreen Diseases and Solutions to Them

    Molds, fungus, viruses - oh my! Depending on your growing environment you may encounter one or perhaps even all of these diseases. And what do you do once you encounter them? If there’s a small section of mold on your tray, for example, what do you do with that tray? Do you scrap the whole tray or can you harvest the unaffected part? We ask these questions with long-time grower and microgreen expert Chris Thoreau.
    Chris's online course Growing Your Profitable Microgreens Business https://microgreens.teachable.com/courses
    Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter
    Small Farm Tools and Microgreens Supplies https://www.paperpot.co/
    Support my content while you shop at Amazon: https://amzn.to/32FYCqW

    • 1 hr 9 min

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