Veggie Unearthed: Lettuce
Your lettuce came to us from Hoover Organic Farms in Live Oak, FL — Less than 100 miles of most our customers’ homes.
Salad this time of year? Why yes! Here in Florida the tender leaves of lettuce wilt away in the hot summer sun. Lettuce is a fall and winter crop in our area and is “in season” usually from November to early May.
We always recommend storing any leafy green veggies in a your salad spinner. And if you do not have one, the next best things is a plastic bag or plastic/glass container large enough to hold them, washing only when ready to use. Whatever you do — please don’t put that precious lettuce in the refrigerator without protection. Because greens need hydration to stay fresh, the lettuce will wilt within hours if not protected by a container or bag. If properly stored, lettuce can last up to a week!
Break out of your typical routine with lettuce. Lettuce can be used for smoothies, wraps, soups, and, of course, hearty dinner salads. When it comes to your salads, don’t just add they typical tomato and cucumber and call it a night. Spice things up! Try a southwestern salad using some Mayport shrimp and Fresh Jax Siracha Pumpkin Seeds!
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!