Did you know that when you pick a head of lettuce from the market, it was harvested from our greenhouse often the same day? To continuously innovate ways to bring fresh local produce to the market year-round, we began our endeavor of growing lettuce in our Abbotsford Greenhouse back in 2019. With a focus on what is enjoyed the most by our customers, we grow butter lettuce, romaine, red leaf, green leaf lettuce and now green kale (new!).

Our lettuce and kale uses a method called hydroponic deep water culture. What does this mean? The lettuce sits on top of rafts that float in a pool of water. With the roots having continuous access to the water they soak up all the nutrients it needs throughout their growth period. At approximately 5 weeks of maturity, the lettuce & kale is harvested with the roots intact and brought directly to the market. To keep it fresh longer, we recommend storing it in water in your fridge.

Need some inspiration on how to incorporate this green into everyday meals? We’ve compiled 8 recipes that we know you’ll enjoy with fresh lettuce from our Greenhouse.

This “bowl-type meal” is really just a hipster version of a buffet. You set out the ingredients and everyone helps themselves to their favourite toppings. If you have a variety of dietary considerations, it’s a great way to serve a meal as people can omit ingredients they don’t like.

Besides being packed with flavour and easy to prepare, this meal is low carb as well. As each lettuce wrap is just a few tasty bites, you can experiment with adding different toppings to each one and decide which is your favourite.

The unmistakable sweetness of corn complements the spicy chorizo and tangy pickles perfectly! With fresh lettuce and creamy coconut rice. Make sure you get a little bite of everything on each forkful.

This Southwest salad is made with BBQ chicken, cilantro lime dressing, corn, black beans, and more for an easy protein-packed salad. After a long day, it’s easy to put together, plus the chicken and dressing can be made ahead of time.

This extra saucy, sweet and spicy salad is best for those days when you need to eat healthy, but don’t want another boring salad.

A simple yet flavorful salad with roasted sweet potato, creamy avocado, and lemon-maple tahini dressing. Altogether, this salad is ready to eat in 30 minutes.

Using a honey mustard dressing with almond butter this salad is topped with chicken, grapes, berries, feta cheese and crunchy almonds. It’s perfect for lunch or dinner.

By making a tangy-sweet teriyaki sauce and cooking fresh salmon, these simple lettuce wraps are a great way to use up leftover rice you may have from the night before.