This week’s harvest on the farm was an abundance of gorgeous greenhouse lettuce. It was rows and rows of beautiful hearty greens. These seeds were planted 55 days ago but within 25 days they sprouted and were transplanted into the greenhouse. Within 30 days of growth, they were hearty and full and ready for harvesting.
In season were two popular heads, a Butter Head which is also known as Boston or Bibb as well as the Batavian. The Butter Head lettuce is known for its tender leaves that have a sweet buttery flavour and delicate texture. The Batavian lettuce has a more ruffled crunchier texture with a juicy nutty flavour. These will be additions to this week’s local share baskets. Both greens are wonderful and delicious for salads, sandwiches and lettuce wraps.
My farm to table fresh summer recipe, features and highlights these healthy buttery greens. I have used the Butter Head (Boston) lettuce to make my Piri Piri Chicken Lettuce Wraps but you can substitute for your lettuce of choice such as the Batavian, Nevada or Iceburg.
Strawberries are also starting to make their way to farmer’s markets. Pair my piri piri lettuce wraps with Julie’s refreshing strawberry and basil Mojito punch!