Fresh baby lettuce

Welcome Spring!  Baby lettuce has arrived! We have begun cutting and selling our fresh loose leaf baby lettuce.

Loose leaf lettuce is a lettuce variety which does not form a compact head. There are numerous different types of loose leaf lettuce, with basic red and green being the most common. This lettuce variety is very easy to grow and it can be flexibly used in a wide variety of recipes.

You might want to try this recipe; it’s one of our favorites.

Baby Lettuce with Pears and Raspberries


Baby Letttuce with Pears and Raspberries

2 tablespoons raspberry vinegar
2 tablespoons walnut oil
1 tablespoon apple juice
1 tablespoon honey
salt, to taste
freshly ground pepper, to taste

4 cups mixed baby lettuce
1 cup sliced pears
1 cup raspberries
1/4 cup toasted walnuts

Combine the vinaigrette ingredients in a small bowl, stir well and set aside. Place baby lettuce in a large bowl; toss gently with dressing. Divide salad among 4 individual plates and top with pears, raspberries and toasted walnuts.
Note: Loose leaf is rich in Vitamin A, folate (folic acid), and potassium. It is moderately rich in Vitamin C and calcium. It is naturally low in calories, fat and sodium.

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