Pricing Microgreens

Courtesy of Brenda S., Thompson Street Farm, Glastonbury CT
Some micro’s leaves are heavier (per oz) than others. For example, sunflower shoots weigh more than horseradish and chia, so I get more money per oz for sunflowers than I do for horseradish and chia. On the other hand, if a customer wants lighter weight micros they are getting a great bargain from me because they are getting a lot of greens per oz. In general I get approx 4 – 6 oz per tray @ $2.00 per/oz depending on the green.

If someone asks for the whole tray, and I’m never going to see them again, its a flat $20.00. I re-use my trays and recycle my soil, so I don’t like to give up my trays. Trays and soil aren’t cheap and I realize I’m selling my micros on the low end so I really need to be frugal with everything that I do.

However, I have a customer that always returns my trays (and soil) every week faithfully so I just charge her the per oz amount.

While greens are the cash crop for many a SPIN farmer, quick greens can generate $6k to $12k throughout the season from just 1,000 sq. ft. Learn how to grow them here.