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Our Story

Micro YYC is an urban indoor microgreens farm. We’ve been around since 2015 and now provide microgreens to local markets, grocers, restaurants, a local food cooperative, and home delivery service providers in Calgary and across the province. Micro YYC has grown over the years from our humble basement beginnings and now operates out of a 3000 square foot warehouse facility, with a full team of amazing, hard-working staff.

Our Mission

Micro YYC is here to make an impact, create meaningful work and nourish the community. We strive to contribute to the strength of the local food system while taking steps towards our vision of a less wasteful world.

Our Greens

Our microgreens are soil-grown, by hand, and free of synthetic inputs - we keep it simple with soil, local compost, water, and light! Think of them as tiny versions of your favourite veggies and herbs. Because we grow indoors, microgreens are always in season, and an incredible year-round source of fresh, delicious, nutrient-dense food.

Our Vision

We believe we can make a difference as a business by leading the way towards less waste, more efficiency, and innovations in the ways that we grow and distribute our food. We want to connect with our community and forge relationships with customers that share our vision and values of a greener future.

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Our commitment to you

Always local

Our greens are grown right in the heart of Calgary.

Always fresh & nutritious

We harvest and deliver within 24 hours. Microgreens are packed full of nutrients, fibre, and plant-based protein. An excellent way to elevate your meals with a flavour, colour, and nutrition boost!

Always in season

We grow indoors, so our greens are available all year round.

Always grown with care

Our crops are hand-grown with care and free of synthetic inputs - we keep it simple with soil, compost, water, and light. Our seeds are almost always certified organic, with the exception of a few hard-to-find specialty varieties.

Always local

Our greens are grown right in the heart of Calgary.

Always fresh & nutritious

We harvest and deliver within 24 hours. Microgreens are packed full of nutrients, fibre, and plant-based protein. An excellent way to elevate your meals with a flavour, colour, and nutrition boost!

Always in season

We grow indoors, so our greens are available all year round.

Always grown with care

Our crops are hand-grown with care and free of synthetic inputs - we keep it simple with soil, compost, water, and light. Our seeds are almost always certified organic, with the exception of a few hard-to-find specialty varieties.

Our Team

Vanessa Rosewood

Vanessa Rosewood
Founder

Self-proclaimed food enthusiast and seasoned gardener. Vanessa has always been passionate about making an impact with her chosen work. Providing good quality food to the community through Micro YYC has allowed her to do just that. It’s also put her business and marketing education, as well as research in the area of socially conscious consumerism to work. With no real background in farming, creating a microgreens farm in the middle of the city wasn’t ever on Vanessa’s radar as a career possibility. But a well-timed season spent farming market garden veggies made way for an undeniable pull towards this path. The local food community and the people behind the businesses have and continue to inspire and motivate her to contribute a “micro” piece to the local-food-system puzzle. Vanessa’s energy is now shared with a whole lot of family time with her partner Luke, and caring for her twin toddlers who keep her very, very busy.

Brad Stanton 

Brad Stanton
Operations Manager

Musician, chef, drinker of wine, grower of plants. Brad has been involved in Calgary’s urban farming scene since 2015 when he began his own urban farming operation, providing fresh produce to some of the city’s finest restaurants. His passion for the culinary world and years of experience in small business management were perfect fits for Micro YYC. When he’s not at the farm growing flavours you will probably find him in someone’s kitchen, cooking up something delectable and jamming to French electro-pop.

Adam Eves

Adam Eves
Customer Care

Lover of all people and things, believer of the power of small actions. In 2019 Adam found himself looking for a position that was more aligned with his beliefs, in which he could excel. Being a vegetarian and knowing the value of supporting small businesses, joining the Micro YYC team was a no-brainer. With over 10 years of delivery driving experience and a passion for getting to know the diverse community that surrounds him, Adam was perfectly equipped to become Micro YYC’s delivery driver and Customer Care Representative. He enjoys listening to audiobooks to gain knowledge and EDM to “keep his vibe up” while making deliveries. On his off days, you can find him living a simple happy life: spending quality time with his nieces and nephew, making and creating art, practicing yoga and meditation, or exploring nature.

Chantal Eves

Chantal Eves
Marketing

Passionate about eating well, doing good, spending time with her family, and learning to live more resiliently. Chantal loves microgreens. She is addicted to blending up our leftover micros and drinking the greens pure. Her studies are versatile; Entrepreneurship, Human Geography, Health and Wellness Coaching, Sustainability, and the Environment. Chantal enjoys learning and applying her skills and knowledge to her work, all while maintaining a work-life balance. When she isn’t caring for her family or working at Micro YYC, she is hiking, biking, and skiing in the mountains, cooking feasts for her friends, or reading all the books. Chantal is excited to be working on Micro YYC’s NEW Zero Waste Initiative and hopes that Calgarians will enjoy the new way of getting their greens.

Want to work with us?

Send us your resume and share a little about yourself and why you want to work with us.
You will be first in line when we are looking for new team members!

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