Sulanke got involved with Binford after beginning his business, but says “he and his wife have been going there every Saturday for the past three years”. Also saying that the “Binford Farmers Market is one of the best-established markets”.
He sells six different kinds of microgreens and sets a few out for sampling. He feels that sampling is important, especially for those that are skeptical of the taste, nutrition, and look of the microgreens. Most people have never heard of them, let alone how they are useful. Essentially they are vegetables that are grown and picked or cut early in the stages of development. This is the time in which the maximum amount of nutrients resides inside the vegetable with full flavor. What’s so great about them is not only the nutrition, but also how easy and simple they are. Microgreens can be grown indoors, in small or large pots with just soil. Just sprinkle in a few seeds, grow for a short period of time, and pick (before it has grown into a full size vegetable). If one saw them without knowing they were microgreens, one might think they resemble sprouts.
Hoping to grow in business and share knowledge to the public, Sulanke also wishes to expand his variety of microgreens, growing/selling shoots, and offering do-it-yourself kits in the future. He explained that he himself does in fact eat the microgreens everyday. They are really easy to throw into whatever food you are preparing. You can find recipes and more information about his microgreen business at: hoosiermicrogreens.com. Be sure to check him out Saturdays at the Binford Farmers Market!
Written by Holli Kyle (Intern for the Indiana Healthy Weight Initiative and Binford Farmers Market Summer 2014)