Spring Greens

June 05, 2012
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A mâche 'Vit' plant grown on the farm at Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, in Pocantico Hills, N.Y.

Also related: Greens Glossary, Going to Seed, and Step-by-Step:From Pot to Plate.

Botanic Notables: The Lettuce Machine

June 01, 2012
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The future of farming is now and it is in the dark: A portable garden vending machine, called the Chef's Farm, offers a harvest of up to 60 heads of lettuce a day, without a ray of sunlight. The indoor vertical garden costs $90,000, a price that Japanese designer Dentsu hopes restaurants will be willing to pay for locally grown produce without the traditional troubles of transportation, crop variability, or outdoor growing space. The machine been touted as a gardener's solution to the apocalypse.

Our Favorite Salad Dressings

March 22, 2011
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Once you've grown your salad greens (and drooled over all of the varieties of lettuce in our glossary), you'll want to make a salad with freshly picked leaves. Here are four of our favorite vinaigrettes from our sister site, Saveur.com.


Sweet Shallot Vinaigrette