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Let us eat lettuce
How green was my salad? Ask Aaren Hatalsky. “These are 17 varieties of leaf lettuce here,” she said, showing off a large basket full of edible leaves with red and green ends at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market. “I’m definitely a salad person. In the general scheme of things, most of my greens will be eaten raw in a salad.” Lettuce is on the rise at Hatalsky’s Wing Road Farm in Greenfield, and at other local agriculture businesses. People who grow lettuces like hearty Romaine, bronze-colored Oak Leaf and crisp Boston lettuce say that while their crops are often the big stars in salad bowls, they are also important supporting players in other dishes. Posted on August 4, 2010.