A 5-Week Self-Study Course teaching you everything you need to know to grow and sell $500 worth of microgreens per week to your local farmer's markets, restaurants, and grocery stores.
No experience needed.
We teach you everything you need to know to go from not knowing what a microgreen is to producing over 50 pounds of microgreens per week.
Follow our simple, effective system to get new customers, build relationships, and cultivate your tribe of loyal customers.
We will teach you how to track every dollar in and out of your farm and ensure you stay on the track to success.
Microgreens are great for new and established farmers alike because they are:
Highly Profitable - One of the most profitable crops you can grow, often selling for more than $50 per pound.
Easy to Grow - You don't need to be a horticultural expert to learn the art of growing microgreens.
Quick Yields - No need to wait a season to harvest and sell your crops. Microgreens allow you to get a harvest within weeks and focus on the task of selling your crops.
Easy Product to Add to Your Farm - They are perfect as a standalone business or addition to any small farm.
Of course it depends on your market, but we can make some broad assumptions and get a ballpark figure.
Step 1 - Let's assume you will be serving two types of customers:
(You can serve groceries and distributors later on, but farmer's markets and restaurants are great customers to start with)
Step 2 - Let's put a simple value on each customer.
Step 3 - Now, figure out how many of each "customer" you can serve by looking at two different scenarios:
Scenario #1 - One Farmer's Market and One Restaurant
Farmer's Market Revenue: 1x $400 = $400
Restaurant Revenue: 1 x $75 = $75
Total - $475 earned per week
Scenario #2 - One Farmer's Market and 10 restaurants
Farmer's Market Revenue: 1 x $400 = $400
Restaurant Revenue: 10 x $75 = $750
Total - $1,150 earned per week
Here you can see two different scenarios of what you could earn. The important thing for you to think about is how much you want to earn and work backwards from there using this logic.
Now that we have a rough sense of earning potential, here is a quick breakdown of the costs to get a simple microgreens operation up and running.
Total "Basic Operation" Startup Cost - $1,300~
As with most businesses, no individual task too terribly challenging.
There is, of course, a bit of skill involved with growing the microgreens, but more than anything, the sheer magnitude of tasks needing to be done, and done in the right order, can be overwhelming
All the details can be overwhelming which is why we have taken a step by step approach to cover all of the nitty gritty details you need to know.
We have designed the course to take you through our step by step process to get started in the most efficient path possible.
MODULE 1 | CREATE YOUR VISION
Quick Start Guide
The Sample Model
Set Your Goals
MODULE 2 | KNOW YOUR CROPS
MODULE 3 | KNOW YOUR CUSTOMERS
MODULE 4 | INFRASTRUCTURE
MODULE 5 | GROW YOUR CROPS
Filling Flats w/ Soil
Stacking Flats for Germination
Unstacking after Germination
Overhead vs. Bottom Watering
MODULE 6 | HARVEST & PACKAGE YOUR CROPS
Wash Spin Dry
Weighing & Packaging
Cold Storage Systems
MODULE 7 | SELL YOUR CROPS
How to Sell to Grocery Stores
How to Sell to Distributors
How to Sell to Restaurants
How to Sell to Farmer's Market Customers
MODULE 8 | MANAGE YOUR MONEY
MODULE 9 | FINALIZE YOUR PLAN
MODULE 10 | START YOUR FARM
Register Your Business
Curtis is a farmer, author, speaker and consultant. His area of expertise is in quick growing, high value annual vegetables for direct consumer market streams. His book, The Urban Farmer demonstrates organic intensive techniques with a focus on business and systems to streamline labour and production. He offers a new way to think about farming. One where quality of life and profitability coexist.
We have broken up all of the work into 10 Modules so that you can focus on one set of tasks at a time.
Each module contains multiple units. Each unit with its own lecture.
At the end of each module you will be tasked with actions to take to help you design and build your farm.
You have access to all 10 modules forever. You will have this course as a reference as your farm grows throughout the years.
We want to help you to successfully start your microgreens farm. Plain and simple. This course is our method to help you do that. If, for any reason at all, you decide this course is not a fit for your we will refund your money, no questions asked.
Note: If you are looking to grow your microgreens business beyond $1,000 per week, we offer one on one consulting and would love to help you expand your operation to the next level.
Q: If I want to enroll in the intensive program after completing in the self study program, can I do that?
A: Absolutely. We have created the self study options because we know it can be easier to go through a course at your own pace. But, we know lots of people benefit from the 5 week intensive, so we allow you to put the money you have spent on the self study program towards tuition of the 5 week intensive.
Q: When does the course start?
A: You can enroll any time and the ten weeks of instruction will begin when you enroll.
Thank you for your interest in this course! Please fill in the following information to finalize your registration.