US (MO): 'Greenthumb' dad turns nutritional dilemma into supplemental income

We've all been there: A kid who doesn't want to eat their veggies. It drove our parents crazy, but now it's driving a dad to turn his nutritional dilemma into supplemental income.

Brian Carlstrom is a full time dad, turned part time producer of microgreens.

"One of the big benefits is that the kids help grow them, are interested in them, and so then they eat them," he explained. "I can actually get them to eat vegetables this way. They won't eat mature vegetables but they will eat these baby vegetables. Mainly because they participated in growing them." 

His small business, Sun + Soil Microgreens promoted local food with healthy benefits.

3 local restaurants are now on board using the veggies as garnish on everything from sushi downtown to burgers.

Read more at Ozarks First (Daniel Shedd)


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