Little Wild Things Farm announced the next season of their salad share home delivery program, the Equinox Salad Share. Each week of the 8-week program will feature creative, colorful, and healthy salad greens and microgreens grown in the heart of Washington, D.C. by the all-women team at Little Wild Things. Delivery and pickup are available throughout the greater Washington, D.C. area and the program runs from August 19th to October 7th, 2020.
Little Wild Things Farm's certified naturally grown microgreens and edible flowers
Little Wild Things was founded in 2014 by Mary Ackley, a diplomat-turned-farmer, who left her career in international development to pursue her dream of starting an urban farm. The woman-owned and operated business got its start in the basement of The Pub and the People, a popular Bloomingdale-Eckington neighborhood bar, and more recently moved into a new 4,000 sq ft space adjacent to W.S. Jenks & Sons on Bladensburg Rd. As the premier grower of microgreens, shoots, and edible flowers in the DC-area, Little Wild Things pivoted from serving primarily restaurants, bars, and hotels to offering home delivery of fresh salads and greens to more than 250 customers across the DMV when the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
“We lost 90% of our business overnight when the COVID-19 crisis started. We’re so thankful for the support of our community and the new salad share program, which has allowed us not only to survive, but to thrive during the COVID-19 crisis. The program directly supports our mission to inspire the next generation of young farmers to build a brighter agricultural future. This season, we will be donating one salad share to members of our local neighborhood in Trinidad, NE for every twenty shares sold.”