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Top 9 Companies in the Global Microgreens Market, Driven by the Increased Requirement for Vertical and Indoor Farming

Global Microgreens Market

 

GoodLeaf Community Farms Limited, Farmbox Greens, Metro Microgreens, Superior Fresh, Teshuva Agricultural Projects Ltd., Farm.One, Inc., Chef's Garden Inc, Living Earth Farm, and AeroFarms LLC among others, are the major players in the global microgreens market. 

 

The global microgreens market reached a value of about USD 2.29 billion in 2023. The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 10.1% in the forecast period of 2024-2032 to reach around USD 5.40 billion by 2032. As per the analysis by Expert Market Research, the market is expected to be driven by rising awareness regarding the health benefits of microgreens.

 

Microgreens are the young seedlings of edible herbs and vegetables. These have a higher nutrient content than their fully-grown counterparts. For instance, the folate content in a cup of red cabbage microgreens is three times more than mature red cabbage. Microgreens are a rich source of vitamins A, E, C, and K, as well as minerals, such as calcium, iron, selenium, magnesium, and zinc. Microgreens are packed with phytonutrients and antioxidants that support the immune system and ensure the health of the gut microbiome. Raising awareness regarding the consumption of microgreens is increasing their demand. 

 

Consumers increasingly add microgreens to salads, stir-fries or rice dishes, soups, quiches and omelettes, smoothies, and baked bread to enhance their nutritional intake. Microgreens can be effortlessly cultivated by sowing the seeds in the soil. The ease of planting and growing microgreens are some of the reasons microgreens are rising in popularity among consumers, aiding the microgreens market growth. Consumers living in urban settlements with limited outdoor space are increasingly cultivating microgreens using vertical, indoor farming and hydroponics. Further, microgreens are grown from seeds that are non-genetically modified, non-hybrid, non-treated, and open-pollinated seeds which makes them viable options for consumers who are increasingly focused on their health. 

 

As per the microgreens market report, microgreens producers have a wide customer base that includes hotels, gyms, hospitals, and individual customers. The commercial sector significantly consumes microgreens to meet consumers' need for healthy convenient foods as well as to enhance the texture, taste, and appearance of dishes. 

 

Top 9 Microgreens Companies in the World:

GoodLeaf Community Farms Limited

Headquarters: Canada
Establishment: 1960
Website: https://www.goodleaffarms.com/


GoodLeaf Farms is a subsidiary of TruLeaf, engaged in indoor farming practices. GoodLeaf grows microgreens and baby greens throughout the year. The microgreens are produced using non-GMO seeds and with no pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides. Its notable microgreens include mustard, sweet peas, broccoli, arugula, and radish, among others. The company’s products are available to Canadians via several retailers, including Buy Low Foods, Calgary Co-Op, Federated Co-Op, Foodland, and Fortinos, among others. 

 

Farmbox Greens

Headquarters: Washington, United States
Establishment: 2012
Website: https://www.farmboxgreens.com/


Farmbox Greens is Seattle’s first indoor vertical farm to produce crops. The company runs water-efficient farms and grows its microgreens without the use of pesticides and herbicides. It grows the microgreens in a fully climate-controlled environment using energy-efficient LED lights. The company harvests microgreens daily. The company supplies its microgreens to local marketplaces and hundreds of loyal restaurants across the Pacific Northwest.

 

Metro Microgreens

Headquarters: United States
Establishment: 2017
Website: https://www.metromicrogreens.com/

 

Metro Microgreens is a family-run and operated business. The company provides microgreens to local farmer's markets across the Washington, DC region, as well as to restaurants, personal chefs, caterers, and grocery stores. The company is a “Certified Naturally Grown” farm. The company currently grows, Pea Shoots, Broccoli, Spicy Purple Radish, Leeks, Spicy Mix, Cilantro, Fennel, Kale, Dill, Carrots, Wheatgrass, Sorrel, Wasabi Mustard, and Red Leaf Mustard, among others.

 

Superior Fresh

Headquarters: Wisconsin, United States
Establishment: 2015
Website: https://www.superiorfresh.com/


Superior Fresh is a regenerative agriculture company. It operates the world’s largest aquaponic organic farm that is fed by and feeds the United State’s land-based hydroponic Atlantic Salmon fish house. The company’s organic microgreens are added to salads and various recipes. Superior Fresh’s organic greens are USDA-certified high-quality products and are grown sustainably.

 

Teshuva Agricultural Projects Ltd.

Headquarters: Moshav Olesh, Israel
Establishment: 1958
Website: https://www.taprojects.com/about


Teshuva Agricultural Projects Ltd. designs and installs commercial hydroponic systems. These systems help to produce high yields of superior-quality crops sustainably. Teshuva’s subsidiary 2BFresh, produces a range of fresh microgreens and herbs for domestic and international consumers. 2BFresh supplies over 30 different types of microgreens and fresh herbs to its customers in the United States as well as countries in Asia and Europe.

 

Farm.One, Inc.

Headquarters: New York, United States
Establishment: 2016
Website: https://my.farm.one/


Farm.One., Inc. cultivates micro greens, speciality herbs, and edible flowers for local Members and Michelin-star-rated restaurants in New York via its Farm Membership direct-to-consumer program. The company cultivates 100s of varieties of micros, herbs, and edible flowers using hydroponic indoor vertical farming. The company follows a sustainable approach to packaging. Microgreens and other products are packed and delivered in returnable containers, eliminating plastic waste. 

 

Chef's Garden Inc

Headquarters: Canada
Establishment: 1984
Website: https://www.chefs-garden.com/


The Chef's Garden is a multi-generation family farm. The company provides regeneratively grown and nutritious vegetables to home cooks across the nation. Chef’s Garden also allows consumers to handpick each item, including microgreens and seasonal vegetables through its ‘build your own box’ option. The company also provides curated, chef-inspired corporate gifts across the continental United States.

 

Living Earth Farm

Headquarters: Indiana, United States
Establishment: 2011
Website: https://www.livingearthfarm.ca/


Living Earth Farm is one of Canada’s largest microgreen farms. The company specialises in organic microgreens and baby greens. The company uses a unique method of growing microgreens, involving a combination of traditional organic farming techniques with technology in controlled environment agriculture (CEA). The modern approach allows Living Earth to produce crops that are more nutrient-dense than traditional microgreens. The farm is automated using VertiGrow, a company managing the farm logistics and growing processes of urban farmers to ensure the highest quality microgreens at an affordable price. 

 

AeroFarms LLC

Headquarters: Virginia, United States
Establishment: 2004
Website: https://www.aerofarms.com/


AeroFams LLC is a Certified B Corporation. It uses the latest technologies in indoor vertical farming, artificial intelligence, and plant biology to enhance the production and distribution of its products locally and globally. The company has made available its microgreens on a variety of distribution channels, including Whole Foods Market, Stop & Shop, The Fresh Market, Walmart, Harris Teeter, and H Mart, among others. 

 

*At Expert Market Research, we strive to always give you current and accurate information. The numbers depicted in the description are indicative and may differ from the actual numbers in the final EMR report.

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