[Market-farming] How to package greens for sale?

Elaine Granata ecgranat at ouray.cudenver.edu
Sat Jan 18 14:12:33 EST 2003


Lucy:  Thanks
----- Original Message -----
From: Lucy Goodman <goodows at infinet.com>
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Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2003 6:58 AM
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] How to package greens for sale?


> I learned in a HS physics class that salt water will refresh greens due
> to osmosis. There is more salt water in the leaves of a plant than in
> "pure" water so when you put greens in unsalted water the water will go
> from leaf to tub o' water thus making the greens a bit flaccid (but in a
> few minute you would not notice this). With salt in the water the
> osmosis occurs in the opposite direction so more water goes into the
> plant cells and they get more turgid. This works extremely well for
> things that got left out of the fridge and are going really limp. I have
> saved salad mix that was out in the sun (though covered with a towel)
> for several hours by washing it in salt water and than refrigerating for
> several hours/overnight.
>
> Also slugs drop off your leafy greens in salt water and die thus saving
> your customers from finding surprises in their salad (never good for
business)
>
> I put in about 1/2 cup of salt for 15 gallons of water
>
> Elaine Granata wrote:
> >
> > Lucy:  Why do you use salt water to wash them in?
> >
> > Elaine Granata
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Lucy Goodman <goodows at infinet.com>
> > To: <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
> > Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2003 2:00 PM
> > Subject: Re: [Market-farming] How to package greens for sale?
> >
> > > With salad mix after harvest it gets washed in a tub of salt water and
> > > than run through the big orange commercial salad spinner > Lucy
Goodman
> > > New Paris, OH
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