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.