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Early and Winter Salad

Winter salad usually means endives, mache (corn salad), and large-leaf chicory—we invite you to try something a little different this season: extraordinarily tasty head lettuces, planted in fall and overwintered for an early spring harvest.

Young head lettuce is a lot hardier than you’d think. Until about fifty years ago, when overwintering lettuce was par for the course, home and market gardeners alike profited from getting a head start on their growing season with these early lettuces.

From a broad selection of varieties, we chose the most unique and interesting ones for our field trials. Even though the grocery stores have greatly improved their assortment of greens over the past ten years, there is one thing they forgot: the very best salads are harvested at home!