The Freshest Certified Organic Lettuce on Maui!
Now offering the Freshest Certified Organic Lettuce on Maui Exclusively at Down to Earth in Kahului, less than 3 Food Miles (10 minutes) away from our urban farm. We harvest on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings of every week and deliver before noon of the same day to ensure freshness. If you don't see it on the Produce shelf, please ask for it.
How to Wash and Dry your Lettuce. Fill a large bowl with clean water (ice water is better) and dunk your lettuce heads at least three times or until clean. Gently shake out the water from the heads. Dry your lettuce in a salad spinner or place it in a netted bag (like a clean netted nylon laundry bag) and twirl it around to get the water out (Hint: Do this outside so you don't get people or things wet!). Remove and discard the larger part of the stem and tear or chop the lettuce leaves based on your preference.
How to store your Lettuce. Our plastic bags are 1.5 mil LDPE, and are considered safe for reuse by most experts. If you decide to reuse our bags for storage (we do), make sure that the lettuce is dry before placing it back into the bag (you can use a paper towel to finish drying it off). Wrapping the lettuce in dry paper towels before placing it back into the bag may be a better option. Reseal the bag with the twist tie that has been provided. Some of our customers report that the lettuce keeps for weeks like this just in the plastic bags. If you choose not to reuse the plastic bag, you can wrap the lettuce in dry paper towels and place them in a paper bag to put into the refrigerator. Please keep in mind that in all cases, excess water on the lettuce leaves can cause freezer burns on your lettuce if the temperature of your refrigerator is set too low.
Green Butterhead Lettuce
On the Produce shelf at Down to Earth...
Salanova Lettuce Mix (Red Oakleaf, Green Oakleaf, Red Butter, Green Butter)