Processing Heads of LEaf lettuce...

Chris Sawyer css at ioa.com
Fri Jul 26 16:11:56 EDT 2002


I float them upside down in ice water tubs, give a very gentle up and
down motion to fluff the leaves and let the dirt fall out, the sling the
water out and pack in boxes to drain in the walk-in cooler.

Chris

Adam Hainer wrote:

>  For market i do cut greens and heads of leaf lettuce. I have no
> problem processing the cut greens ( i use the www.attra.org method
> with the laundry bag) but with the heads of leaf lettuce it seems i
> could be doing it more efficently. Right now i just cut it, pick off
> the bad leaves and dunk it bottom first to stop breakage of the
> leaves. This method leaves alot of water in the head and i drip dry
> it. What do you do?Thanks,adam---
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