Once you have started eating seasonally you start to have a whole new relationship and appreciation for lettuce. What once may have been taken for granted becomes an almost holy experience when you go without it for the better part of the year. In October heads of lettuce gradually begin getting smaller as a stark reminder of the season coming to a close and the earth going within to regenerate for another season.
We love our fall salads and eat them almost daily knowing that by the end of the month there won’t be tender greens again until April when the first few baby greens burst from the soil.
Coleslaw and kimchi replace fresh salad on our plates in the winter with most of our greens coming in the form of dehydrated leafy greens such as kale and parsley flakes or frozen spinach and chard.
Goodbye fresh salad we will miss you! See you again in April.