Mucci Farms: ‘lettuce inspire you’
By Dave Harrison
July 26, 2015, Kingsville, Ont. — Mucci Farms has begun harvesting its first harvest of greenhouse-grown Naked Leaf living lettuce.
Hydroponically grown and then harvested with the roots still intact, Naked Leaf is alive and growing when purchased. Added value for both retailer and consumer with their longer shelf life, greater freshness, flavour and leaf colour than those on regular lettuce heads.
The Naked Leaf products are packaged with the roots in tact – the roots rest in a soil plug/small plastic cup. This process provides a lifeline with continued nourishment from the Mucci greenhouse.
The Naked Leaf – Green Butter Head Variety has a delicate crisp, mild sweet flavour. The uses are endless. Not only used for salads, the large, uniform leaf shape makes them great for lettuce wraps.
(Visit the Mucci Farms website for great recipes suggestions.)
Naked Leaf living lettuce will be available in a variety of pack sizes: single, double clamshells as well as individual sleeve with handle. Retail ready displays will also be available.
Ontario-grown Naked Leaf living herbs – basil, watercress and arugula – also coming soon (available in 2 oz. and 4 oz. sleeves).