Leafy greens include bunched or heads of lightweight greens that are often eaten raw in salads but can be wilted in some dishes. These include lettuce leaf mixes, lettuce heads, and other greens like spinach.
Leafy greens we grow:
We grow arugula for mixes and bunching in the cooler months of the year. We also love arugula rapini and spicy arugula flowers.
Storage Tips: As with leaf lettuces, wash then dry thoroughly. Pack lightly in a plastic bag with strips of paper towel to absorb and protect the leaves. Smush out all of the air and close the bag. Store in the vegetable bin in the fridge. Lasts about a week.
We grow several varieties of chicories including radicchio, sugarloaf, and castelfranco for heads and winter greens mix.
Storage Tips: Store chicories in a plastic bag in the fridge. A paper towel placed in the bag to absorb condensation will increase storage time considerably. Whole heads can be stored in the same way, just wrap the entire head in paper towels and pull off leaves as needed.
We grow a plethora of leaf and head lettuce varieties. Some types are best suited to certain seasons due to heat tolerance or cold tolerance. We also like to offer many types of head lettuce including romaine, leaf lettuces, and butterhead varieties in varying colors.
Storage Tips: Store lettuce leaves or mixed greens in a plastic bag in the fridge. A paper towel placed in the bag to absorb condensation will increase storage time considerably. Whole heads can be stored in the same way, just wrap the entire head of lettuce in paper towels and pull off leaves as needed.
We grow several varieties of spinach in the spring, fall, and winter. We like to include both savoy and smooth leaves in our mixes.
Storage Tips: Dunk spinach in a cold water bath and then spin dry. Store in a damp towel in a plastic bag for up to 1 week.