Locally-Grown Organic Microgreens Delivered To Your Doorstep

Do you live in Oakville Ontario? Well then say "Hello" to your new favourite locally-grown food that can be added to any meal for extra nutrition & taste!

Microgreens are up to 40X more nutrient-dense than mature greens like Broccoli. They can help...

  • Boost your immune system
  • Lower inflammation
  • Improve gut health

Locally-Grown Organic Microgreens Delivered To Your Doorstep

Do you live in Oakville Ontario?

Well then say "Hello" to your new favourite locally-grown food that can be added to any meal for extra nutrition & taste!

Microgreens are up to 40X more nutrient-dense than mature greens like Broccoli. They can help...

  • Boost your immune system
  • Lower inflammation
  • Improve gut health

Hey! I'm Haley McKenna, your local microgreens farmer...

My farm, Oakville Microgreens, is a small "direct to community" farm that offers quick home deliveries anywhere in Oakville Ontario…

We specialize in growing 6 varieties of nutrient-dense microgreens…

Proven by Research To Have Tons of Potential Health Benefits…

  • Boosts your immune system
  • Lowers inflammation
  • Can help contribute to weight loss
  • Can help reduce the risk of various chronic diseases
  • Improves gut health
  • And much more!

What Are Microgreens?

Microgreens are the earliest stage of a vegetable plant’s development, after the sprouting stage.

They are “living foods” – Purposefully utilized in their most nutritious and delicious state.

In the photo below, you can see sprouts on the left, microgreens in the middle, and a more mature vegetable plant on the right:

Why Microgreens Are Healthier Than Regular Greens Like Lettuce, Spinach & Kale…

  • Their nutrient content is more concentrated
  • Their vitamin and antioxidants levels are up to 40X higher than more mature greens
  • They’re richer in macro minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium
  • They’re richer in micro minerals such as iron, zinc and copper
  • And I can go on and on… They’re richer in B vitamins, essential amino acids, folate etc!

Get These Amazing Super Foods Sent Straight To Your Doorstep!

Locally grown in Oakville Ontario

My Top 6 Microgreens...







One of the things I love most about these 6 varieties (other than the countless health benefits) is…

They’re so easy to use!

In fact, if you want to taste REAL FOOD and feel REAL GOOD, I recommend you…

Add them to virtually every single meal…


Sandwiches & Wraps


Smoothies & Juices

Those are just a few examples…

I encourage you to get creative and experiment with microgreens…

They can add so much flavor, texture & color to your meals!

Want These Tasty Micros Delivered To Your Doorstep Every Week, Less Than 24 Hours After They’re Harvested?

Locally grown in Oakville

3 Simple Steps To Get Started Today

  • Click the “ORDER NOW” button anywhere on this page
  • Select the type of microgreen you want & how much you'd like to order
  • Enter your contact details and click "Submit"

We will personally reach out to arrange payment & delivery. That way, we can get started growing your special order so that it's ready when you're ready :)

I look forward to growing for you!


Haley McKenna

Registered Holistic Nutritionist

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Beet Microgreen Nutrition

October 18, 20234 min read

You Can’t Beat the Beets: A Nutritional Powerhouse

beet microgreens

In the world of health foods, beet microgreens have been gaining recognition for their exceptional nutritional value and unique health benefits. These tiny greens pack a punch, offering a concentrated source of essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Among their many beneficial compounds, one stands out in particular: betanin. In this article, we'll explore the health benefits of beet microgreens with a special focus on the remarkable compound betanin.

What Are Beet Microgreens?

Beet microgreens are the young seedlings of the beet plant (Beta vulgaris). These vibrant red leaves are harvested at an early stage of growth, usually when they are just a couple of inches tall. Despite their small size and extra long growth cycle (17 days!), they are loaded with essential nutrients that make them a valuable addition to your diet.

The Nutritional Profile of Beet Microgreens

Before diving into the specifics of betanin, let's take a look at the overall nutritional profile of beet microgreens:

  • Rich in Vitamins: Beet microgreens are a great source of vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin K. Vitamin A supports healthy vision, vitamin C boosts the immune system, and vitamin K is crucial for blood clotting and bone health.

  • Mineral Abundance: They are abundant in minerals like potassium, manganese, and calcium. Potassium helps regulate blood pressure, manganese supports bone health, and calcium is essential for strong teeth and bones.

  • Fiber Content: Beet microgreens are a good source of dietary fiber, aiding in digestion and promoting a feeling of fullness.

    The Spotlight on Betanin

Betanin is the natural pigment responsible for the deep red hue found in beets and, by extension, beet microgreens. Beyond its role as a food colouring agent, betanin offers several health benefits:

  • Powerful Antioxidant: Betanin is a potent antioxidant that helps combat oxidative stress and inflammation in the body. By neutralizing free radicals, it reduces the risk of chronic diseases, including cancer and heart disease.

  • Liver Support: Research suggests that betanin may support liver health by aiding in the detoxification process. A healthy liver is vital for overall well-being as it helps remove toxins from the body.

  • Anti-Inflammatory Properties: Betanin has shown anti-inflammatory effects, potentially alleviating conditions like arthritis and reducing the risk of chronic inflammatory diseases.

  • Heart Health: Consumption of betanin-rich foods has been linked to lower blood pressure, reduced cholesterol levels, and improved cardiovascular health. These benefits can contribute to a decreased risk of heart disease.

  • Cognitive Function: Some studies suggest that betanin may have a protective effect on brain cells, potentially reducing the risk of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's.

  • Eye Health: This type of plant pigment may also benefit eye health by protecting the retina from oxidative damage, potentially reducing the risk of age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.

Incorporating Beet Microgreens into Your Diet

Besides the myriad health benefits of beet microgreens, they taste great. They have a slightly sweet and earthy flavour that is close to the taste of beet root. Let's explore some delicious ways to incorporate these earthy, sweet, beauties into your diet:

beet microgreens salad

  • Salads: Toss beet microgreens into your salads to add a peppery flavour and a burst of nutrition.

  • Smoothies: Blend beet microgreens with other greens and fruits for a nutrient-packed green smoothie.

  • Sandwiches and Wraps: Use them as a crunchy and nutritious addition to sandwiches and wraps. Pile them on!

  • Garnish: Sprinkle beet microgreens on top of soups, omelettes, or grilled dishes for a colourful and flavourful garnish.

  • Juicing: Juice beet microgreens with other vegetables for a vibrant and healthy homemade juice. Delicate greens can only be juiced in a 'cold press', 'slow' or 'masticating juicer. If you don’t have this kind of juicer, stick to smoothies).

Beet Microgreens are a premium crop and are hard to find due to their long growth cycle, expensive seeds and low yield per tray. How much is a serving? I recommend using up to 15g at a time. Your Oakville Microgreens beet clamshell is 2-3 servings of beets. In fall and winter months, one of my favourite ways to use beet micro greens is to put a little pile on my roasted butternut squash & sweet potato soup. It’s the colours of fall in a bowl!

Beet microgreens are a nutritional powerhouse, offering an array of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that promote overall health. The star of the show, betanin, adds to their allure by providing unique health benefits, including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and liver-supportive properties. By incorporating these vibrant greens into your diet, you can enjoy their delicious flavour while reaping the numerous health advantages they offer. So, embrace the beet microgreen revolution and boost your well-being one tiny leaf at a time. 

Haley McKenna RHN

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