Valley Bounty: Lettuce
Sweet and tender spring lettuce make delicious salads and vastly improve a lunchtime sandwich. Fresh lettuce with a simple dressing are good all by themselves, but if you like a salad with fixings, think local. Radishes, sweet hakurei turnips, young carrots and hothouse cucumbers are all available now. Find lettuce at farmstands and farmers markets or ask your favorite store for local lettuce. Visit www.buylocalfood.org for sources and recipes for salad dressings using local ingredients.
Valley Bounty is written by Margaret Christie of Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA).