How does this whole Porch Drop thing work?
Gorge Greens’ Porch Drops are hosted by neighbors in various parts of the Columbia Gorge, Portland and (potentially) Vancouver areas. A cooler sits on their porch, in a shady spot, where we deposit a fresh ice pack and bags of microgreens with the names of people who have ordered that week. Once someone subscribes, they get notified as soon as their bag has been dropped at the cooler.
We deliver every Wednesday and shoot for the following drop times:
Carson / Stevenson: 1-3 PM
N/NE PDX: 3-5 PM
SE PDX: 4-6 PM
We request that folks pick them up within a couple of hours so as not to disturb porch hosts late at night.
We are very grateful to our porch hosts for their dedication to helping us spread the microgreens love and good health.
Is there a referral program? (AKA How do I get a discount?)
Log into your Subbly account and find your referral code on your main page. You and your friend/family/loved one save $2 on your next orders! How cool is that?
Is my payment information secure?
Your card information is end-to-end encrypted since all payments are made through Stripe and is as secure as Paypal.
Just how healthy and long lasting are your microgreens?
If you want to nerd out on the science, check out this article.
Microgreens contain up to 40x more nutrients than their adult counterpart. That means a handful is all you need to supercharge your diet. The broccoli we grow contains up to 100X the sulforaphane of adult broccoli.
Our bodies evolved to get our nutrients primarily from plants. Young seedlings are full of powerful nutrients designed to help them get to adult life. By harvesting at the first leaf stage, microgreens concentrate this power and let you get a concentrated amount of goodness at every meal.
Since growing them and eating them regularly, our team has personally noticed how we have more sustained energy and avoid getting sick.
What’s the difference between All Systems Go! and Spice Up Your Life!?
Our All Systems Go! blend is a delightful rainbow of colors and nutrients. Containing a rotating blend of pea shoots, broccoli, kale, purple kohlrabi, cabbage and just a little radish for zip. This blend is focused on being chock-full of cancer-fighting goodness. It’s got a bit of zip from radishes, but nothing like Spice Up Your Life!
Our Spice Up Your Life! blend is a delightful rainbow of colors and nutrients. Containing a rotating blend of pea shoots, spicy radish shoots along with a little broccoli, kale, purple kohlrabi, or cabbage for maximum nutrition. This blend is designed to get your digestive system firing on all cylinders. It’s got a decent mustardy heat that won’t overwhelm your mouth. In a sandwich, the spice is barely detectable.
Both blends have plenty of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and soluble and insoluble fiber to keep your body running smoothly.
How should I eat microgreens?
You may recall photos of microgreens sprinkled as a garnish on fancy restaurant fare. At Gorge Greens we want to dispel the idea that microgreens are just “vegetable confetti”. Instead, we really want you to GORGE GREENS! Get it? 😸
Here are some ideas:
- Replace the lettuce in a sandwich, wrap, burrito or burger.
- Eat a handful for breakfast with a poached or fried egg on top, drizzled with a little balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and fresh ground pepper. (Elona’s favorite)
- Add a handful to your salad.
- Add a handful to a bagel with cream cheese.
- Add a handful to a bowl of ramen.
- Add a handful to a bowl of beans and rice.
- Add a handful to any soup or stew.
- Add a handful to your smoothie.
I think you get the picture.
(Secret bonus: Eat enough microgreens regularly and you’ll most likely become a member of the “Clean Wipe Club” 🧻 and save on toilet paper use 😉)
How much is 8 oz of microgreens and how much is a pound of microgreens?
An average portion for noticeable benefits of microgreens is somewhere between half an oz and 1 oz. That means if you want to eat microgreens once or occasionally twice a day, we recommend 8 oz. If you’re like Elona and put a handful on your breakfast, lunch and dinner, or have a sizeable household we recommend the full pound.
What do I do if I have leftover microgreens when my new bag arrives?
Freeze them for throwing into smoothies or sautee them into a delicious frittata!
How much money am I saving over retail with a Porch Drop?
Our 3.5 oz clamshells retail for $7.99 in most locations. That means 8 oz would be $18 retail so you get to save $5 with every drop. Get a full pound and save nearly $15! Everybody wins with bulk!
Half pound / 8 oz ($7.99X2.3=$18 $18.37-$13=$5.37 savings)
Full pound / 16 oz ($7.99X4.6=$36.75 $36.75-$22=$14.75 savings)
OK I’m in! How do I sign up?
Check out this handy-dandy How-To Sign Up Guide.
How do I store my microgreens for long-lasting freshness?
Our ziploc bags are not the ideal microgreens storage container. For optimal longevity, transfer your microgreens into a tupperware container with a clean, dry napkin or paper towel lining the bottom and close the lid tightly. Store in the refrigerator. They should last at least 2 weeks this way!
How do I know when and where to pick up my first order?
As long as we have your cell phone number, we will text with the pickup address as soon as we deliver to your location.
What should I do if I forgot to pick up my order?
Please text Elona at 971-235-9837 if you have yet to pick up your order. She’ll ask the porch host to refrigerate it or pass it along. We can’t offer a refund unless it’s our fault you didn’t get your greens.
No one contacted me to pick up my order. What should I do?
**Shakes fist at Murphy**
😩 Sometimes mistakes happen. If you didn’t get a text to pick up your microgreens within a couple of hours of them being dropped off, let Elona know via text. We always try to make it right.
How do I Cancel, Pause Subscription or Change Payment Method?
https://help.subbly.co/en/articles/90306 <– Their explanation will be way better than mine.
Or contact Elona directly if you can’t access your subbly account to make the change.
How do I make a note for the delivery person?
Contact Elona at 971-two three five-9837 asap!
How do I change my porch location?
You’ll need to cancel your current subscription and create a new one.