Frequently asked questions
Jar return program
At Glasshouse Greens we do our best to take care of the environment. Reusing is one of the best ways to do that. We will take back any of our jars and give you a credit towards getting a new Glasshouse Greens product in a jar.
Return any Glasshouse Green sized jar, clean, chip free jars (lids are not required). For every 10 jars you return, you receive 1 free Glasshouse Greens jarred product.
When you return our Glasshouse Greens jar and we will log you on our system and keep track of your how many you’ve returned. After returning 10 jars, you can choose any in-stock product for free
Most frequent questions and answers
Nutritionists recommended 100g of microgreens a day. Or one teaspoon of microgreen powder meets the required levels.
Basically you can never eat too many microgreens. Scientific research shows that the likelihood of you actually being able to consume the volume required to over eat those nutrients is extremely unlikely that you will reach that level.
Glasshouse Greens are grown so strong, harvested at the right moment and sold fresh in an air tight container. As long as you keep them dry and in the refrigerator many customers say 3 weeks later they are still enjoyable.
It is recommended that you consume it within the year for peak nutrients.
We have put extensive thought into the best way to package microgreens. We follow what is happening with the latest technologies and solutions. Our top priority is to provide the freshest longest lasting microgreens possible. That means keeping them in a dry airtight container. We use recycled plastic or plant based clam shells. We also use reusable zip lock bags. We do not use paper or open vented packaging due to having contact with air and moisture, dramatically reducing shelf life.
We thought we were so cool when we found the option of plant based packaging. And then… found it to not be as perfect as we had hoped.
LARGE CARBON FOOTPRINT:There is no Toronto supplier of these products (that we have found). We ordered some from out of town. They shipped these containers from a Canadian west coast company that had them created in China. It was a massive carbon footprint.
HIGH COST: The cost of the containers were double the price, plus shipping charges added on top of that.
COMPOSTING PROBLEM: Home based composting does not get hot enough to break them down and local Toronto composter does not offer the service of accepting it.
CUSTOMERS DID NOT CARE or COMPLAINED: I talked with customers about it and the overwhelming response was that they did not find them to be a benefit. They could not recycle or compost them and there is still the problem of it being a one time use product. So there was no benifit business wise to have the added costs.
Our insurance company prohibits us from doing so. We do not have the industrial equipment required to properly sterilize a low heat porous product such as plastic.
We are able to take back glass jars. Glass canning jars are made out of tempered glass to handle high heat sterilization and is a non porous substance.
At this time we have not invested this. This is a service we can look into in the future. But at this time we do not have a large enough facility to hold and the proper equipment to manage such large containers.