Get to know lettuce!

When is it seasonal? Cooler seasons (spring, fall) but can be grown in a greenhouse during the colder months

Varieties: There are endless varieties of lettuce, ranging from different colors, textures, shapes, and patterns! Small farmers tend to grow several different varieties of lettuce. Go beyond romaine lettuce! 

Nutrition: Generally, the dark the color of lettuce, the more antioxidants it has. Lettuce is 95% water, so it is very hydrating! 

Culinary Basics: Lettuce is well known for being the base of salads. Dress it with a vinaigrette (oil+acid), and make it creamy by adding tahini or yogurt. Lettuce is also a great addition to burritos, tacos, and sandwiches. Can’t beat that juicy crunchy!