Lettuce is a relatively new crop for us at Kirby's; we've been growing it for about five years now. We love having it right behind the market so we can go out to pick a head or two whenever we need one - super fresh, tender, and sweet.
Season: Lettuce can be grown from May-October but it does best in the cooler months. You can find lettuce at the market just about anytime, depending on when it was planted. Call for availability.
Rinse lettuce in cool water, wrap loosely in a plastic bag, and store in your crisper drawer. Wash thoroughly before using.
- Lettuce is most commonly used as the main ingredient in salads, but it's also very popular as a wrap, especially for those on a gluten-free diet.
- Lettuce is very common on sandwiches and burgers (in case you never noticed).
- Lettuce can be used as an ingredient in soups.
Iceberg, leaf lettuce, and Romaine are all fat-free, low in sodium, cholesterol-free and low in calories. Romaine and other leaf lettuces are high in vitamin A are good sources of folate.