Have you ever heard of Aldicarb Sulfone or Aldicarb Sulfoxide? They’re pesticides used on row crops.
How about Perfluorohexane Sulfonic Acid, Perfluorononanoic Acid, Perfluorooctanoic Acid or Perfluorooctane Sulfonate? They're toxic chemicals that get into our drinking water from fluoropolymer manufacturing or processing facilities, wastewater treatment plants, and landfills.
I’m sure you’ve heard of Diethyltoluamide, right? That’s DEET folks. The insect repellent! Although the mainstream chemical companies say it’s generally safe, there have been clinical studies that concluded DEET may prevent the normal breakdown of acetylcholine, a nervous system chemical that triggers movement and muscle activity.
All of these and many more harmful chemicals are in our drinking water here on Long Island. If you want, you can read through the publicly available chemical analysis test by the Suffolk County Water Authority by clicking here.
This is exactly why I choose to take the extra step in my growing process to filter our municipal water supply before it hits one single seed. I run our water supply through a 5 Stage Filtration Process.
First, the water runs through 3 carbon and sediment blocks which remove chlorine, particles such as sediment and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Then the water is forced through an RO Membrane (Reverse Osmosis) at super-high pressure (100psi). The RO membrane is key to the purification process. It removes up to 99% of the contaminants and pathogens found in our water supply as long as a high-pressure pump is used.
Then the water passes through a polishing filter that stabilizes the water and further removes any traces of chemicals, bad tastes, and odors.
Therefore, I use the purest water I can to feed my microgreens. Plus, I refuse to use any pesticides or chemical fertilizers. So, when you eat my microgreens, you can be sure that they’re as pure as you can get. The health of my customers is very important to me, so that’s why I take the extra steps to assure they only get the best microgreens on Long Island!
Stay Healthy and Safe...