About our products:
What is a Microgreen?
Microgreeens are the youngest option for greens or herbs with the exception of sprouts. They are generally about 1 1/2 inches in height. They consist of the stem and baby leaves and sometime the first true leaves of the variety.
How are Microgreens used?
Microgreens are packed with flavor and nutrition and are use as ingredients in salads, juices, and gourmet dishes adding visual appeal and flavor harmonics.
How long can Microgreens last once they have been harvested?
Microgreens usually last at least 5-7 days if they are refrigerated at the recommended 38-40 degrees in a closed container.
Do you accept requests to grow products that are not listed on your web page?
We will gladly research special request for items that we do not currently grow. Our grow team will evaluate the product request and get back to you with a quick response detailing the price point and quantities needed to contract.
Where can I buy IFC produce?
We currently serve restaurants and corporate clients, but will be adding retail outlets in the near future. Please contact [email protected] if you are interested in establishing a corporate account.
Is IFC produce USDA-certified organic?
Our produce is “beyond organic” in several ways. We utilize hydroponic growing technology that allows us to reduce water and fertilizer consumption by up to 98%. Our plants grow in sustainably-sourced and compostable coconut coir rather than peat-based soil. We also grow in indoor facilities and greenhouses, which helps us avoid the need for dangerous pesticides. Furthermore, our farms produce only for local customers, which minimizes the carbon footprint associated with food distribution. So although we do carry the USDA organic certification, you can trust that your IFC was sustainably and responsibly grown.
What technology does IFC use to grow its fruits and vegetables?
The strength of IFC is its diverse farm members and their wide-ranging fruit and vegetable product offerings. For members interested in initiating an indoor agricultural operation, we offer a complete indoor farm Grow Pak that includes a modular, energy-efficient grow structure outfitted with a vertical rack hydroponic system. Learn more about our Grow Pak here. We also welcome farm members with traditional field and greenhouse-based operations. IFC’s mission is to grow and distribute food locally, and the grow technologies simply support production by the most environmentally- and economically-efficient means possible.
About our cooperative:
How does my organization become a part of IFC?
You can contact us here.
Do you offer consulting services?
We do offer consulting for Co-Op partners.
Do you offer farm start up programs?
For members interested in initiating an indoor agricultural operation, we offer a complete indoor farm Grow Pack that includes a modular, energy-efficient grow structure outfitted with a vertical rack hydroponic system. Learn more about our Grow Pack here.