[Market-farming] lettuce displays
waldenfarm at sprintmail.com
Mon May 19 14:32:33 EDT 2003
I use baskets to display my lettuce. I line them with frozen packs of "liquid
ice" and cover these with contrasting (to the lettuce) colored towels. I
moisten the towels before setting up the display.
I grow different varieties of lettuce all through the season, so I had to come
up with a way to keep them fresh in the heat of summer. The real key is to
display only 4 or 5 heads at a time and constantly restock from cold storage. I
built a plywood box, lined it with rigid styrofoam insulation and use a large
beach towel for a lid. Frozen gal. jugs of water keep it cold.
Any lettuce that starts looking wilted gets pulled and put in a plastic bag in
the cooler and comes home to be recrisped and eaten by the farmers.
The rain here goes on and on. I should have planted rice and watercress!!!
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