Local Romaine Lettuce is now in peak season from vegetable farms in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Expect affordable prices and fresh quality. Tip: Be sure to thoroughly wash the between the leaves of lettuce from New Jersey farms since the soil tends to be sandy. Romaine Lettuce is one of the ultimate salad starters for nutritional content, flavor-texture combinations and ease of use in a broad range of recipes. Select Romaine Lettuce that feels sturdy and heavy. It will keep for several days in your crisper, but loses moisture content over time and becomes more bitter – so use it sooner than later. Romaine Leaves can be torn or chopped into pieces for Caesar-style salads. Or chiffon-cut Romaine into thin ribbons by stacking the leaves in a pile to make thin cross slices. Make crunchy salads or blend Romaine in with more tender bitter baby greens to add texture.
Be sure to thoroughly wash the between the leaves of lettuce from New Jersey farms since the soil tends to be sandy.