Witch Fingers Grapes
Witch Finger table grapes have elongated purple drupes. They look like small maroon chili peppers, tightly clustered together on bright green stems.
Wild Rice Shoots
The actual Wild Rice plant grows from 1.2 to 2.4 m in height and its leaves, when fully elongated, measure from 30 to 60 cm in length. The enlarged shoots are harvested, and the upper leaves cut off showing only the shoot with husk-like wrapper leaves.
Sweet Artisan Green Gem Lettuce
Inventory, 24 ct : 18.20
This item was last sold on : 03/05/14
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Gem lettuce is available year round.
Sweet Gem lettuce, botanical name Lactuca sativa, is an annual plant of the sunflower family, Asteraceae. "Sweet Gem" is a trade name given to the variety of lettuce, Sucrine (French for sugar). It is also sold under the name, Winter Density. Sweet Gem lettuce was developed from Romaine lettuce and a butterhead type lettuce. This hybridization gives Sweet Gem lettuce the qualities of two very different lettuces, yet also independent characteristics unique to its parents.
Sweet Gem lettuces are a compact loose-forming head lettuce with vibrant true green semi-savoyed leaves. Sweet Gem's most appealing qualities are its size and texture. The leaves are petite, almost small enough to eat whole; the outer leaves are crisp with a melting quality, closer to the core, they are ribbed, succulent and incomparably crunchy. The flavor is delicate, subtly sweet and void of any bitterness that its parent, Romaine might carry.
The use of Sweet Gem lettuce should not simply be for a mixed green salad, nor should one necessarily chop the leaves for the the size is just right and the combination of textures in one leaf may get lost otherwise. Let the lettuce's virtues stand out, the texture and its subtle flavors are a perfect canvas for savory and bold companion ingredients and bright, fruity flavors. Sweet Gem lettuces soak up flavors, cut fat, hold sauces, vinaigrettes and juices in their leaves as well as any edible sponge. Pair with citrus, tomatoes, radishes, chiles, cooked eggs, especially fried and soft boiled, cheeses, particularly fresh or aged goat and sheep's milk, champagne and balsamic vinegar and cream-based dressings such as yogurt or buttermilk, dried fruits, apples, pears, melon, roasted chicken, bacon, shellfish, smoked trout, herbs such as basil, cilantro and dill and nuts, especially pistachios, walnuts and pignolas.
The original Sweet Gem lettuce, AKA Buttercos Sucrine is an heirloom lettuce originally cultivated in France. It is primarily grown throughout Western Europe and has been becoming increasingly common in Coastal California. As with most lettuce varieties, Sucrine is a cool season crop that prefers organic, nitrogen-rich loose soil, full sun, warm days and cool nights. It is cold-hardy, thus will tolerate frost and can be over-wintered.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Prepkitchen Little Italy||San Diego CA||619-247-0394|
|Blue Ribbon Artisan Pizzeria||Encinitas CA||760-634-7671|
|D Bar SoCal||San Diego CA||619-632-7644|
|Fish Public||San Diego CA||619-281-4014|
|Eddie V's La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-459-5500|
|Rancho Valencia||Del Mar CA||858-756-1123|
|Waypoint Public||San Diego CA||619-255-8778|
|Tom Hams Light House||San Diego CA||619-291-9110|
|Marriott Marina Kitchen||San Diego CA||619-234-1500 x6113|
|Whisknladle||San Diego CA||858-551-7575|
|La Villa||San Diego CA||619-255-5221|
|Red Door Restaurant & Wine Bar||San Diego CA||619-295-6000|
|Beaumont's||San Diego CA||858-459-0474|
|The Compass||Carlsbad CA||760-419-8343|
|Waters Catering||San Diego CA||619-276-8803 ex 4|
|La Costa Resort & Spa||Carlsbad CA||760-930-7063|
|Festivities Catering||San Diego CA||858-586-2121|
|Brooklyn Girl||San Diego CA||619-296-4600|
|La Valencia||San Diego CA||858-551-3750|
|Crush||Solana Beach CA||858-481-2787|
|Cucina Urbana||San Diego CA||619-239-2222|
|Stingaree||San Diego CA||619-544-0867|
|Hotel Del Coronado Sheerwater||Coronado CA||619-435-6611|
|Davanti Enoteca El Camino Real||San Diego CA||858-519-5060|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Main||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|Prepkitchen La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-875-7737|
|The Bier Garden||Encinitas CA||760-632-2437|
|Dolce Pane & Vino||Del Mar CA||858-832-1518|
|Solare Ristorante Lounge||San Diego CA||619-270-9670|
|La Costa Blue Fire||Carlsbad CA||760-930-7063|
|La Costa Bistro 65||Carlsbad CA||760-930-7063|
|Cowboy Star||San Diego CA||619-450-5880|
|Stone Brewing-Liberty Station||San Diego CA||619-269-2100|
|Marine Room||San Diego CA||858-551-4676|
|Tender Greens-UTC||San Diego CA||858-455-9395|
|Tender Greens-Liberty Station||San Diego CA||619-226-6254|
|Pacifica Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-792-0505|
|Hotel La Jolla & CUSP||La Jolla CA||858-459-0261|
|Terra Restaurant||San Diego CA||619-293-7088|
|La Costa Diversions and Edge Pool||Carlsbad CA||760-930-7063|
|Blue Ribbon Hillcrest Rustic Kitchen||San Diego CA||760-415-2380|
|Piatti||San Diego CA||858-454-1589|
|Jake's Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-755-2002|
|The Craftsman New American Tavern||Encinitas CA||760-415-2380|
|Heights Tavern||San Diego CA||619-302-8178|
|Herringbone||La Jolla CA||858-459-0221|
|Cucina Enoteca||Del Mar CA||619-239-2222|
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Castro Farmers' Market
Near San Francisco, California, United States
About 190 days ago, 8/28/13
Spotter's comments : Green Gem Lettuce spotted at Castro Farmers' Market. These are baby green gems, sweet & crunchy. Organic from Happy Boy Farms, perfect addition to my salad.
Near Colmar, Pennsylvania, United States
About 252 days ago, 6/28/13