Couple Makes $10,000 Monthly From Growing Microgreens in Their Basement



Imagine turning your basement into a thriving microgreen farm, generating impressive revenues while championing a new wave of urban farming.

Welcome to Micro Acres,  a small-scale agricultural venture that’s not only redefining what it means  to have a home-based business but also revolutionizing our approach to local, sustainable food sources.

The Humble Beginnings of Micro Acres

David and Kerstin, the husband-and-wife team behind Micro Acres, have transformed their basement in Airdrie, Alberta, into a 400-square-foot oasis of microgreen cultivation.

A Day in the Life at Micro Acres

Their week is a  well-oiled machine, starting  early on Tuesdays with harvests and deliveries to over 30 restaurants within a five-mile radius. Their approach is strategic and efficient, focusing on local deliveries to minimize overhead costs.

Innovations & Inspirations

One of the key aspects of Micro Acres’ success is their use of two-inch deep flats for growing, a deviation from the standard one-inch used by most microgreen growers.

Impact Beyond the Farm

They supply a diverse range  of microgreens to the University of Calgary, which has revamped its food program to include healthier options for students. This partnership highlights the broader impact of Micro Acres’ work, integrating health and nutrition into everyday life.

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