All posts in the ‘ Lettuce Teach You Something ’ Category


Food Safety Month: A Throwback Thursday Refresher

September 15, 2016 | Comments Off on Food Safety Month: A Throwback Thursday Refresher

  Did you know? Approximately 48 million people get sick annually from foodborne illnesses, according to the CDC. To start the school year off on the right foot and in light of Food Safety Month, we’d like to take the time to refresh our followers of important food safety tips…. Read the Rest »

Watercress: From Stem to Leaf

August 4, 2016 | Comments Off on Watercress: From Stem to Leaf

  Have you heard that watercress is the most nutrient dense vegetable around? You may have thought it was kale but both highly touted nutrient density reports from Patterson University and Dr. Joel Furhman’s ANDI score have Watercress on top, not ubiquitous kale. This versatile leafy green is loaded with phytonutrients,… Read the Rest »

How to Make Infused Body Oil with Live Gourmet Living Watercress

March 30, 2016 | Comments Off on How to Make Infused Body Oil with Live Gourmet Living Watercress

  You’ve probably heard that our Living Watercress is the most nutrient-dense superfood, and a versatile ingredient to variety of culinary dishes from around the world. But what you may not know is that it’s also an excellent natural skin and hair remedy—it’s been known to even promote hair growth…. Read the Rest »

Live Gourmet Unveils Unconventional Ways to Use Living Watercress

January 27, 2016 | Comments Off on Live Gourmet Unveils Unconventional Ways to Use Living Watercress

  Food52 reminds us that watercress is a versatile ingredient in many recipes. It’s a delightful addition to a variety of fare from Italian to Thai, but it can also be utilized in a number of other, albeit unconventional, ways.   Did you know? British author Colin Spencer wrote that… Read the Rest »

Hollandia Produce’s 2016 Company Outlook

January 6, 2016 | Comments Off on Hollandia Produce’s 2016 Company Outlook

  As Hollandia Produce embarks on its 46th year in business, we have much to be excited about going into 2016. For starters, we are launching an official Food Service program that will include products from both of the company’s flagship brands: Live Gourmet and Grower Pete’s Organic. And, we’re… Read the Rest »

Hollandia Produce: Utilizing Environmentally-Friendly Practices While Growing Year-Round

December 16, 2015 | Comments Off on Hollandia Produce: Utilizing Environmentally-Friendly Practices While Growing Year-Round

  On December 22 the northern hemisphere will officially ring in winter. For most farms, the colder temperatures and shorter days of winter solstice marks a shift in crop production. However, for Hollandia Produce this is not the case. While our growing cycle is mildly affected by seasonal changes, our… Read the Rest »

Food Safety is on our Radar

August 27, 2015 | Comments Off on Food Safety is on our Radar

  According to a recent consumer study,  Daymon Worldwide’s Custom Shopper Insight revealed that 50 percent of 1,000 surveyed adults indicated they were more concerned now about food safety than five years ago. At Hollandia Produce, we’re very aware of rising food safety concerns.  That’s why we’d like to share… Read the Rest »

The Watercress Invasion: How the Green Took the UK by Storm

June 10, 2015 | Comments Off on The Watercress Invasion: How the Green Took the UK by Storm

  You may have noticed while perusing Pinterest and food blogs that watercress is a ubiquitous ingredient in English cuisine. The peppery green is found in home-cooked meals, pub fare and even experimental dishes that grace tables in five-star London restaurants. It’s so popular that the southern town of Alresford… Read the Rest »

Prepare to be Marketed To: Fruits and Vegetables Take Center Stage

February 27, 2015 | Comments Off on Prepare to be Marketed To: Fruits and Vegetables Take Center Stage

Looks like 2015 may have just gotten a whole lot healthier, thanks to a new ad campaign called: FNV, the cool, new way to refer to fruits and vegetables. Here, at Hollandia Produce, we couldn’t be happier. As farmers ourselves and longtime supporters of Produce for Better Health, we’ve been… Read the Rest »

Butter, Boston, and Bibb lettuce: What’s the Difference?

November 12, 2014 | 9 Comments

  What’s the difference between Butter, Boston and Bibb lettuce? Why do these varieties all look the same? Why do recipes and food guides use their names interchangeably? If you have asked any of these questions, you’re not alone. Many consumers today find the naming scheme of this variety very… Read the Rest »