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By Brendan Relaford
For The Sentinel 

A vision of health


Brendan Relaford

MIGHTY MICROGREENS: Brett Wachter stands next to batches of microgreens. Business owners Richard and Melody Drake grow and market the produce from their home near Goldendale.

The message Healthiest Organic Greens owners Richard and Melody Drake want to send about their products is: "Living food-eat fresh, be well."

For more than 50 years and through three generations of managing healthcare communities, the Drakes, originally from Boise, have seen many physical problems alleviated by healthy diets. In their search for the best nutritional foods, they discovered microgreens. The Drakes now own and live on a state-of-the-art facility about 13 miles north of Goldendale where they grow up to 500 pounds of USDA certified organic microgreens per week.

Microgreens are tiny vegetable greens that are harvested after sprouting as shoots, typically within two weeks of ger...

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