Get to Know Your Greens
Salads are at their best in the summer months. While we eat them year-round, flavors are at their peak during the summer when greens and other salad ingredients come fresh from the garden to the table.
A variety of fresh greens are the basis of any leafy salad. Mild greens such as baby spinach, romaine, iceberg, butter lettuce and red and green leaf lettuce can be complemented by “strong” greens like arugula, watercress, radicchio and curly endive. Flavors can be sweet, spicy, bitter or tangy. Topping a salad with fresh herbs such as basil, mint, parsley, cilantro, dill, can also add a nice burst of flavor. Add protein—tofu, eggs, nuts, seafood, chicken—and you have a complete, balanced meal!
At Haggen we believe in starting with the best greens we can find. Through our partnership with Farmer’s Own and growers such as Schol’s Organic Farm and Willie Greens Organic Farm, our stores support family farmers that produce some of the finest certified organic salad greens in the Pacific Northwest. From June to October you’ll find a wide range of salad greens appearing in the produce section as delicate and delicious lettuces are harvested and brought to market.