Now that spring is just around the corner, it’s time to start eating more organically grown greens. Here are a few ideas that will keep your lunches and dinners light, healthy, and fresh. With a variety of hydroponically grown greens and lettuces to choose from, your springtime salad options are endless.
Celebrate the bright taste of spring with Maryland-grown arugula! Arugula is the perfect base for your spring salad cravings. This light and peppery flavor pairs well with many other locally grown produce. When it comes to arugula, think light and bright. While it’s flavor is distinct, it isn’t overpowering, so choose other organic salad ingredients that will work well. Most chefs look to fruits like strawberries and cheeses like goat cheese to keep the salad feeling fresh. Also, be sure to add a salad dressing that used olive oil and balsamic vinegar. These flavors enhance the arugula and are sure to impress any dinner party guests.
Spring mix is perfect for a fresh-tasting springtime salad. Just like arugula, spring mix goes well with many of the fruity and light flavors that come with spring. While spring mix is a bit larger and sturdier than arugula, it is still best to use a light salad dressing when serving as a meal. Choose a lemony vinaigrette that goes nicely with locally grown blueberries and candied walnuts. Or maybe you’re craving a more Asian flavor with mandarin oranges and ginger vinaigrette. Whatever your preference, hydroponically grown spring mix will make for a satisfying springtime salad.
Bibb lettuce has a fresh and buttery flavor that adds to any springtime salad. Whether you’re looking to create a simple springtime salad with cherry tomatoes and parmesan or try something a little different with pears and blue cheese, our hydroponically grown bibb lettuce serves as the perfect base. Perhaps the best thing about bibb lettuce is its versatility, which is good to remember if you are starting to lose your taste for salads a few weeks into your green spring diet. Get rid of your ordinary burger bun, and wrap your burger in some bibb leaves. Bibb lettuce is so delicious, you won’t miss the bun at all.
ARUGULA, SPRING MIX, BIBB LETTUCE AND MORE FROM BAYWATER FARMS
Baywater Farms is a sixth-generation family-owned and operated farm servicing Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Hyattsville, Salisbury, Maryland, Delaware beaches, and the Eastern Shore. Baywater Farms is capable of meeting the demands of your produce distributor, restaurant produce supplier, CSA produce supplier, or wholesale produce supplier while maintaining the integrity and character of a small farm. Baywater Farms is about more than just hydroponic lettuce—we also grow heirloom beefsteak tomatoes, shishito peppers, hydroponic custom-blended spring mix, custom grows, colorful radish mix, Maryland’s own fish peppers, and more. When you work with Baywater Farms, you work with an experienced, ethical, and local farm dedicated to providing the highest-quality heirloom produce possible.