Variety of heirloom lettuce, beets, Rainbow chard, etc. are available for sale during our public hours

Three varieties of heirloom lettuce, five types of beets, Rainbow chard, green onions, snow peas, arugula, kale and much more are available for sale during the farm's public hours on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

Organic varieties of heirloom lettuce include Speckled, Little Gem and Freckles lettuce, a very tasty semi-cos variety with attractive spotted leaves.

Speckle lettuce is listed in the The Ark of Taste, an international catalogue of endangered heritage foods which is maintained by the global Slow Food movement.

The origins of the Speckled Lettuce date back to 1660 in Holland. From Holland, the lettuce was brought to Germany, where it was widely cultivated. Finally in the late 1790s the Speckled lettuce was brought to North America, first arriving in Waterloo County, Ontario. The name, Speckled lettuce, comes from the German Forellenschluss, which means "speckled like a trout".

The lettuce is a loose-leaf variety that has juicy, thick, light green leaves that are speckled with maroon quarter-inch dots. The speckled leaves have a pleasant, muddy flavor, which is similar to watercress.

 

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