About Us

 

As with most grass-roots small businesses, Jackie’s …Naturally started with a passion for healthy food and an intense love of gardening. We love good food, fresh from nature’s abundance, without pesticides or artificial fertilizers.

Humble beginnings: Jackie at the Oriental, NC Saturday morning Farmer's Market.

Humble beginnings: Jackie at the Oriental, NC Saturday mornings Farmer’s Market.

We began by growing sprouts as a nutritional addition to our everyday meals. But the danger from contaminated sprouts became a big concern for us. Sprouts required perfect conditions and while we loved the taste, texture and nutritional benefits, it wasn’t worth the risk of E. coli. So we looked about for a new way to get the same intense amounts of nutrients and antioxidants without the risks incurred from consuming sprouts.

Then we discovered microgreens! These yummy little bundles of pure goodness have delightful flavors.

From the spicy tang of Daikon Radish to the crunchy nuttiness of Black Oil Sunflower, microgreens deliver quality nutrition in flavors guaranteed to delight the palate. We found that microgreens grew well in our indoor growing station and we discovered many ways to enjoy their flavor. We added them to our salad greens from the garden. We tossed some on top of our soups and casseroles. We even made amazing pesto that family and friends couldn’t get enough of!  And then we began growing micro-greens for friends and family and one local restaurant. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Here’s where our microgreens are available three ways:

  • Yancey County Farmers Market in Burnsville, NC every Saturday from 8:30 to 12:30.  Directions?  Our little side street off the Town Square doesn’t appear in Google Maps.  So we hacked a Google map and added the street. Here it is.  It’s rendered in red, right off the Town Square.
  • Let’s meet at the Avery County Farmers Market in Banner Elk on Thursdays from 4:30 pm to 7 pm.  The market is held at the Old Banner Elk Elementary School.  Here are directions.
  • We can also arrange standing orders for delivery to your local food co-op, club or organization.  Simply get several interested individuals or groups together and contact us to arrange your standing orders.  We don’t offer a CSA because we don’t charge in advance for our microgreens.

We supply microgreens to various restaurants including Artisanal in Banner Elk, NC, an Open Table Top 100 Restaurant and Creekside Bakery & Deli, in Burnsville, NC.

Before our move to the mountains, we were proud to have supplied our microgreens to the multiple award-winning 247 Craven, a New Bern NC restaurant on Craven Street, by Chef Ashley Moser.

We can even arrange home delivery.  If you get several like-minded friends together in your neighborhood, we’ll even deliver to your door. We deliver microgreens all over Western North Carolina. Email us for more information.

Here are some testimonials from our customers.

 

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