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It’s time to learn more about…Salad Greens

As the days lengthen out comes the BBQ’s and salads.

With so many lettuce varieties about this is a good time to learn more.

Vegetables.co.nz have a wonderful website packed full of information.

  • Watch their video tracking commercial salad green growing operations in Auckland
  • Learn about the GAP growing standard relating to food safety, sustainability, traceability and quality control.
  • See images of salad greens so that you know more about what you are buying
  • Learn about Mesculm; Kale; Edible flowers; Baby Spinach; Pea Shoots; Radicchio; Tat Soi; Red Chard; Red Mustard; Green Mustard; Rocket; Watercress; Mizuna; Mibuna; Lambs Lettuce and Frisee.
  • Find out about availability; How to store and prepare; Ways to Eat; Nutrition and recipe ideas

This website has heaps of information that can also get children learning more about how vegetables are grown, recipe ideas and educational resources.

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