Fremont, Ohio — Most growing companies tend to be big, but there are companies in Fremont who have gone the other way and are thinking small instead.
Joey Linder, owner of The Green Door, has always had a green thumb. After having his first child, he and his wife wanted to polish up on a healthier diet.
This prompted him to start growing and harvesting his own microgreens not only for his family, but also for other businesses that had to source their own microgreens outside the immediate area. I got
“It’s packed full and you don’t need a lot to go a long way,” Linder said. It will become a superfood even if you eat it.
“I noticed there are a lot of health food stores in the area, but nothing to keep them going. No. I really wanted to stay local and bring that to Fremont.”
Last month, Linder opened her own microgreen business, The Green Door. It offers a variety of microgreens grown in just a few days.
You can find everything from basil to kale, arugula, beets, sunflowers and more. Not only for local businesses, but also for local regulars.
CR Juices, just up State Street, was one of The Green Door’s first customers.
“Make Local [is great], especially right on our doorstep,” said owner Christina Rodriguez. Mix it into your menu. “
Linder says the current model of the agricultural industry does not allow everyone to maintain a healthy diet.
And he believes that small, locally-growing businesses like his that directly serve their own communities will become more common in the region and across the country.
“Where we are going is important,” says Linder. “So we need to make sure we go up and get ahead of the game before it runs out. Especially the locals where it comes from. We can’t reach for California anymore, we can’t reach for Georgia anymore. ”, we are coming to the neighbors. It is this. “
Fremont’s Green Door is open Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm.
“Because he’s local, he’s educating the local community about the benefits of microgreens,” Rodriguez said. I think. I’m sure.”