[Market-farming] RE:lettuce display

Penny Trinca penny-trinca at ut.nacdnet.org
Mon May 19 16:43:37 EDT 2003

HI, we sell our lettuce and spinach in those rectangular plastic seed
starting flats, lined with wet burlap. The burlap hides dirt, holds water,
and cools the greens as the wind blows against it. We take a mister or a
bucket of clean tap water and spritz or dunk the lettuces if it gets too
hot. We like to sell it bunched into $1.00 bunches because it's so much
faster just to grab and bag a bunch, but we don't always get started early
enough in the morning to get it bunched up before we get to the market. 
Penny in Nibley Utah

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Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 07:05:53 -0400
From: "Liz Pike" <liz at laughingbrookfarm.com>
Subject: [Market-farming] lettuce displays
To: "Market Farming" <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
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Good Monday morning everyone!  I wish I could send some of this rain to
those of you without.  I'm so sick of it, can't do anything!!  The hay
around here that grew so well in the very long cool, drought-over rainy
spring is now laying over because the farmers can't get it mowed and dried.
One farmer said it's his best crop ever...but can't get it into the

I visited the Carrboro FM Sat (met Patrick Mulkey from the list--hey
Patrick!).   Took lots of pics for the mf.com June issue on displays.
Several farms displayed their lettuce to sell in flattish wicker baskets.
While it made simply gorgeous centerpieces, I wondered if there was anything
lining the baskets to keep the lettuce fresh. Saturday was cool & misty, so
nothing was needed.  I wondered if there's anyone else on this list who
sells like that, and what do you put in the baskets underneath, if anything
at all.

Liz Pike
Laughingbrook Farm
Westfield NC


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