Sunday, August 22, 2010
We first spotted these perfect little lettuces a few weeks ago in a vegetable shed on the Central Coast. The stallholder couldn't remember the grower's name for us to contact, so, as there were just 20, we bought them all. Ever since, we've been curious to try and track down the mysterious mignonette maker. Finally, after knocking on several farmers' doors in the Thirlstane area, we found Graeme. Here he is, with his freshly harvested and loved red and green salanova butterhead lettuces, grown outdoors with views of the snow-capped Great Western Tiers. Seriously cool and featuring in hilbarn boxes tomorrow...Thank you Graeme (and Kim), and thank you, too, to the farmer next door who pointed us in the right direction!