Brightside Microgreens was born from a desire to generate economic independence through the development of a modular micro horticulture enterprise. The goal was to create a living income while producing food of the highest quality, and to share the journey with our growing family by working from our suburban property.
Inspired by Curtis Stone, JM Fortier, and Ridgedale Permaculture, we began to research S.P.I.N farming and consider how we might apply its concepts to our context.
Driven by the understanding of the unsustainable nature of industrial scale monoculture food production, and the need to diversify and localise to guarantee food security, we began our journey into production with a small test space in a converted bedroom. We quickly realised there was a strong demand for high quality, nutrient dense microgreens and decided to take the plunge and set up permanent infrastructure.
We chose a decommissioned refrigerated shipping container as a starting point (as it made sense in our local and personal context) and have upcycled it into a self contained climate controlled, growpod.
We grow under high efficiency flourescent lights using high quality, certified organic soil, and source organic seed where possible.
As our crop cycles are so short we do not supplementally feed, so the only other input is fresh water.
Committed to providing the highest quality and freshest produce, we carefully planned our growing, watering and harvesting schedule to ensure that crops are harvested, chilled, packed and delivered within a 24 hour window. This translates into a more nutritious, longer lasting, and fresher product for you.