The food scene on the East End of Long Island is all about Fresh and Local. So it isn’t really surprising that a Dutch company, Koppert Cress, would open an outpost in Riverhead – growing microgreens and flowers for chefs and mixologists – full of amazing flavors, not just decoration! Grown in state-of-the-art, sustainable greenhouses, Koppert Cress experiments with heirloom varietals from all over the world. Did you know that there are over 300 varieties of Basil?
And not only herbs you know and love, like basil . . . Koppert Cress offers many other magnificent microgreens and edible flowers. And if you are looking for variety, they have over 70 – spicy ones like Wasabi, and not one, but TWO types of mustard. They have sweet ones like Sambuca and Carrot. And, even fruity ones like Micro Basil Lemon and Tangerine. Of course, they carry all the most popular varieties like Micro Basil, Arugula, Cilantro and Radish. The weirdest one might be the vegetarian oyster!
- Read The Edible East End Article: Koppert Cress Grows Mad Scientist Microgreens on the East End.
- Koppert Cress on News 12 Long Island
- Northforker.com: Microgreens are proof that good things come in small packages
Flavor Fields, the US umbrella brand created in 2018 as a hub for culinary innovation, incorporates the Koppert Cress brand as well as Lafayette Spices, an extraordinary line of salts, spices, and flavorings, and grow-your-own microgreen kits from the company, Grown.
MHI Cookies with Edible Flowers from Flavor Fields