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Microgreens, also called micro herbs, are highly nutritious, often containing 40 times the nutrients of their full grown versions. We don't use artificial chemicals in growing our greens. They are suited to everybody - from every meal plate or sandwich, to great chefs.

Lightfoot’s is a small farm, and by valuing the little we have, we want to maximise what we produce.

 

At Lightfoot’s we measure ‘yield’ not in calories or kilos but in colours, nutrition, and the pleasure that people get from engaging with us and our products.

We love to hear how children ‘raid the fridge’ for a pot of micro greens and that we are making real, healthy, whole food, super easy!

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We would  love to add you to the people who we grow for - feel free to visit too and see how we grow your greens. 

Our customers love how nutritious these are, and that they make every plate look special. They appreciate how quick and easy they are to use, even that they don't need to be cooked at all. Many of our customers are particularly pleased to be buying directly from a farm that is local to them.

We grow from our small farm in the New Forest, Hampshire, and aim to supply as locally as possible.

We are a family business- our backgrounds are in agriculture, community, and international development. We’ve lived and worked in some beautiful countries in the world including Central Asia and the Middle East.

After too many rented homes we’ve finally settled in Hampshire where we have renovated the previously empty Lightfoot’s Farm house, and are enjoying it as a place to rest, work, and play.

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Agriculture meets a basic human need. As we grow, we feel connected to those growers we have been inspired by all around the world. We grow in solidarity and with respect - knowing that farming can be really tough, as well as being a privilege and a joy.

A common narrative in food supply is that a very few players -  agri chemical companies, industrial farms, and a few huge retailers are playing hero to an overpopulated world.  In fact, the world has been mainly fed by smallholders and women, with very few inputs, and even 'poor' agricultural land can feed people very well, when understood and cared for skilfully. These smallholders are some of our heroes who we think of as we grow microgreens at Lightfoot's farm.