May 9th, 2014

Lettuce

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Lettuce

Most anyone will agree, lettuce is best fresh and raw!  A salad spinner is a great tool for cleaning our very fresh lettuce before use.  On the farm we grow Boston, romaine, green leaf lettuce, red leaf lettuce, and summer crisp in addition to a wide variety of greens that can be eaten fresh or cooked.  Salad season starts early, and our crew continues planting lettuce throughout the CSA season.  In the summer lettuce can be the background for delicious salads worthy of the main dish, with toppings like root vegetables, local cheeses, nuts, cooked beans, and grilled meats or fish.  Try mixing lettuce and different greens together for a delicious salad with different textures.


Storage

Store unwashed lettuce in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.  To store washed and dried lettuce, wrap loosely in a paper towel and place in a bag or container.  Wet lettuce will spoil quickly.


Preparation

Rinse leaves thoroughly to remove any remaining dirt.  Use our easy method for washing greens.  Separate leaves,  and chop or tear into bite size pieces and finely chop stems.  Use raw leaves in salads, toss with dressing just before serving.


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