Committed to providing microgreens to the local community.
Operating from a small farm on the Moray coast Rising Roots provide the highest quality and nutritionally dense microgreens to The Highlands and Grampian communities of Scotland. You may find the produce in local restaurants, hotels, cafes, farmers markets and stores. There is also a home delivery subscription service, “salad-in-a-jar”. Check the Get Your Greens page for more info.
Our devotion to providing microgreens to the local community stems from a responsibility to encourage healthy living for all.
We deliver your microgreens freshly harvested and packaged on the same day. They can also be delivered whilst still growing in their medium. This means you choose when to harvest for ultimate freshness.
Rising Roots can work closely with chefs or store managers to tailor and design a signature microgreen mix. Something fresh, local and organic on every dish. Comprise flavours, colours and characteristics of choice. You could have the likes of a Rainbow Spice mix made of mustard, radish and broccoli with a punch of zing and world of colour. Get creative with your very own personal farmer at the ready.
The Rising Roots structure allows your microgreens to be delivered locally with minimal carbon offset. They are strictly herbicide and pesticide free and use only non-GMO seeds and organic growing medium (approved by organic soil association).
We deliver salad 12 months of the year. And its all grown locally.
How we do it
The indoor, climate controlled framework provides the microgreens with accurately monitored conditions. All greens are grown under LED lighting in a hygienic re-purposed space. Optimum amounts of organic nutrients, air and water serve your microgreens so they can grow wholesome and flavourful.
Rising Roots structure also minimises arable land usage and eliminates heavy machinery. The growing space is designed vertically with the microgreens stacked on shelving units. Quite literally the Roots are Rising!
Furthering the commitment to environment all of our packaging is natural, compostable, biodegradable or returnable and is made in Scotland by Vegware.
Daniel Oliviera. Founder of Rising Roots
After travelling the globe for many years gaining perspective, Dan came across microgreens in California, USA. It had hit the health food and restaurant scene in San Francisco back in the 90’s and he immediately knew that he wanted to introduce this niche product back to his motherland, Scotland. The entire concept aligned with his ethics and morals; to promote local, organic farming as well as adopt a zero waste and circular economy at the same time boosting healthy living.
After starting as a sole trader in 2020 Dan had to battle against the push back of a global pandemic. The business model depended on restaurants at a time when there were none. Rising Roots had to diversify to concentrate on home delivery and retail. With community support and resilience Dan saw past the pandemic and now he personally delivers not only to home subscribers and local shops but also to many of the finest restaurants, hotels and eateries in the north of Scotland and beyond.