Calling all Chefs!
Cook Tucson is proud to host Avra Valley Growers on Sunday, October 8, 2017, from 2:00-4:00 pm, for a unique microgreens sample event. Attendees will be able to
- Sample microgreens including Pea, Radish, Sunflower, Salad Mix and Wasabi Mustard
- Harvest your own fresh salads
- Sample wheatgrass shots
Stop by to learn more about this awesome local business and how microgreens can be incorporated into your recipes.
When: October 8, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Where: Cook Tucson, 1702 Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705
What are microgreens?
To keep it simple, microgreens are any edible plant grown until the first set of true leaves appear or just thereafter. They are harvested just above the “soil line” and most all of them have their cotyledons intact. They are usually harvested within the first 15 days of growth. They may be considered shoots, but don’t confuse them with sprouts as they are in a different class.
Why should you eat them? Besides their amazing flavors, the University of Maryland and the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that “microgreen cotyledon leaves had considerably higher nutritional densities than their mature counterparts”. In fact, the study revealed “they contain four to forty times more nutrients than their mature counterparts”.
About Avra Valley Growers
Avra Valley Growers is a veteran-owned company providing Microgreens for Tucson chefs & the public. They are dedicated to growing the old-fashioned way – with love, and without chemicals.
They deliver live microgreens to your home or workplace, year-round on a cancel-anytime subscription basis.
About Cook Tucson
Cook Tucson is a commissary kitchen & culinary incubator specially-designed to accommodate caterers, food trucks, food artisans and chefs of all varieties. We provide the tools to help local food businesses get off the ground and grow – further developing Tucson into a premier foodie destination with a thriving community of healthy, local and unique food options.
Our 24-hour facility includes:
- A fully-equipped shared kitchen for prepping, baking and just about anything else you can imagine.
- A studio kitchen with space for hosting pop-ups, classes or to be used as a private kitchen.
- Walk-in refrigeration, freezer and dry storage.