Corie Brooks has been growing sprouts and microgreens since 1996. Before founding “Brooks and Daughters”, Corie worked for 20 years as a food scientist.
Corie strives for an operation in which nothing is wasted and every part contributes to every other. Brooks and Daughters never use pesticides, herbicides or prepared fertilizers. Their seeds and compost are organic. The compost they use is made from horse manure, chicken manure produced on-site, and spent sprouts. They start all sprouts in buckets of water outdoors and then they “plant” them on 17″ x 17″ open bottom nursery flats and move them into the greenhouse. In the winter, it takes about three weeks in the greenhouse for the sprouts to reach market size, but the timing for microgreens vary widely.
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Forestville, CA 95436
(707) 887-8747 Forestville, Sonoma County, CA 65 miles Organic compost Municipal Owned and managed by Corie Brooks. She employs 1 part-time employee each year. Not certified organic None Hand-weeding Shade & hardware cloth Chicken waste is composted and used for growing sprouts. 5 acres Chickens are loose in a chicken yard during daylight hours. 35 hens Organic laying mash; sprouted beans, grains, and greens.