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Green Business Spotlight: Harvest of Peace Microgreens

Harvest of Peace Microgreens is owned and operated by Therese Livella in La Center, WA. This small family operated agricultural business supplies local chefs, Community Share Agriculture subscribers and summertime Farmer's Market attendees with nutrient dense microgreens. Therese has a longtime passion for incorporating sustainability into her business. Her excitement for sustainability led her to complete the Clark County Composter Recycler volunteer training program in 2017. As part of her business, Therese also hand crafts and vends sustainable personal care products including reusable tissues, napkins, toilet paper and menstrual products. 

The farm’s self-titled “Micro-Mansion” boosts a sophisticated irrigation and lighting system that not only proves nutritious for the plants, but also works to conserve energy and use water sustainably.

Sustainable Business Practices 

Live microgreens are offered in reusable containers at the Salmon Creek Farmer’s Market this summer.

Harvest of Peace Microgreens consistently prioritizes sustainability in daily farm operations. Standard industry packaging material for microgreens is clamshells containers, a type of plastic material that is not recyclable in the Clark County curbside bins. As a highly trained Composter Recycler volunteer, Therese has incorporated her advanced knowledge of the Clark County recycling system to ensure that her agricultural products are sold in reusable and truly recyclable materials. She also works to reduce and eliminate the use of plastic film whenever possible. One of her green goals for 2023 is to transition away from purchasing specialty soil in plastic bags to purchasing this material in bulk. Bulk purchasing would eliminate plastic film almost entirely from her business waste.  

Harvest of Peace MIcrogreens seasonal Farmer's Market Booth.

Composter Recycler Volunteer Leadership

Therese has been an active Composter Recycler volunteer in Clark County for five years! She works with the program to educate the community about the importance of food waste reduction, sustainable agriculture and healthy soil maintenance.

In 2021 Therese led a volunteer education session about using regenerative agriculture to rebuild soil health and reduce waste in the community. She leaned on her expertise in sustainable farming practices and tied in her professional knowledge as a Composter Recycler volunteer to educate the community about her important work. 

Microgreens pictured from Harvest of Peace Microgreens.

Harvest of Peace Microgreens sells product to chefs and professional kitchens in Clark County and Portland. They are also a seasonal vendor at various Farmers Markets in Clark County and offer high quality microgreens through a Community Share Agriculture business model. Check out the website and follow along on social media to stay up to date - @harvestofpeacemicrogreens on Facebook and Instagram 

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