The fresher lettuce journey (The Boston Globe)

Aug 6, 2020

By Alice Lesch Kelly

It’s time to make a big, beautiful salad. You pull out a bowl. You gather and prepare your ingredients—juicy tomatoes, crispy cucumbers, crunchy carrots, zesty radishes, creamy avocado, and a tangy vinaigrette. Then you reach into the fridge for that package of lettuce you recently bought. You open it, expecting to see fresh, crisp greens. Instead you discover a layer of brown, wilted leaves. Some are even slimy.

Instead of tossing your lettuce into a salad, you find yourself picking through leaves to find the salvageable few. You wonder: What happened to that lettuce?

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