Young plants harvested just weeks after germination, microgreens hold anywhere from 4-50 times the nutritive value as the same plants in mature form. Plus they come in truly stupendous colors and boast intense flavors that can really elevate a dish.

Our love for exceptional local produce led us to Sal Gilbertie of Gilbertie’s Organic Herb and Microgreen farm in Easton, CT. From modest beginnings in 1922 as a cut-flower business in Westport, Connecticut, Gilbertie’s Herb Gardens—still a family-owned business—is known around the country for providing fine, organic herb plants, all of which are grown at the farm and greenhouses in Easton.

Fresh, beautiful greens—all Certified Organic—make everything taste better. Read on for more about Gilbertie’s (including what microgreens can mean for your Valentine’s Day!).

RT: What sets Gilbertie’s apart from its competition?
GH: Our microgreens are soil grown, which gives them true and unique flavors.  Our attention to detail in choosing the ingredients that make up our 16 flavor blends is our top priority.

RT: What’s the latest from Gilbertie’s?
GH: We’re excited to introduce our newest blend, Power Up. a power-packed blend of Micro Spinach, Broccoli, Celery and Parsley. Before or after your workouts, it’s the perfect addition to your protein shake, green drink, omelet, or protein bowl. Check out our new Instagram page for more information on new products launching this spring and summer.

RT: How would you describe the role of fresh herbs and micorgreens for those striving for a healthy lifestyle?
GH: Microgreens are an essential part of everyone’s healthy lifestyle.  End of story…what else can we say?!

RT: What do you want our readers to know about edible flowers?
GH: Edible flowers not only add beauty to your dishes as a garnish, but also have different and distinct flavors.

RT: What is your favorite recipe to use Gilbertie’s products?
GH: There are so many…how could we choose?  Microgreens take whatever recipe you love to a whole new level.

RT: What’s one fun thing most people don’t know about Gilbertie’s?
Did you know that Sal Gilbertie’s dream was to be a fireman?

RT: How can we incorporate microgreens into our Valentine’s Day plans?
GH: What says love and romance more than our French blend? Imagine strawberry cream cheese on pumpernickel hearts and topped with French blend and voilà! Just add champagne and ooh la la.

Check out Gilbertie’s products in our 100% organic Produce Department!