Incorporate these crisp, luscious leaves into many of your warm weather meals. Use for a wrap; cover an open sandwich; shower with your favorite dressing and enjoy as salad. You can also use them as lettuce cups for various protein salads or to hold dips for a crudite plate. We also love a grilled Caesar salad--halve the little gems, baste with butter and char quickly on the grill. Dress as you would your favorite Caesar for a uniquely smoky, summer salad treat.
Ironbound Farm is dedicated to growing healthy food, which is produced using resilient ecological stewardship. They are a transitional organic farm--meaning they are converting conventional farmland into organic--and never use synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides. Ironbound practices regenerative farming in order to restore and transition the land. Specifically, they use farm-made compost and compost teas, minimize soil disturbance through tillage, and integrate livestock into their farm to provide fertility and pest management. They also practice cover cropping and agroforestry while focusing on perennial crops, reintroducing native plants, and planting wildflower meadows to attract and support beneficial insects (like bees!).
Store unwashed in a loosely closed plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.