Farmstead Harvest: First Spring Lettuce

If we were ever going to move forward with our self sufficient way of life, choices would have to be made. We would have to cling to those decisions, no matter what. And so far we have.

Eight months have gone by since we last tasted lettuce.

Yes, it is a very small choice to not purchase lettuce during our cold and snowy months, but it is still a step toward our self-sufficient way of life.

You would not be too surprised then, if I told you on that first early morning harvest day last week, I ate plain lettuce for breakfast; plain lettuce, boiled eggs, and whole wheat bread for lunch; green salad with homemade baked beans, and whole wheat bread for an evening meal.

The green salad included a small assortment of vegetables and fresh herbs that are growing here now. Various types of heirloom lettuce which consist of red and green romaine, butter crunch, oak leaf, red and green leaf, chives, chive blossoms, fresh celery leaf, parsley, green onion, basil, and beet greens, tossed with a homemade vinaigrette.

The photo above is our first early morning heirloom lettuce harvest, in which we give 'Thanks to receive'.

I encourage anyone who is able to grow their own lettuce, to do so. If your not able to grow your own lettuce, find a farmer at your local farmers market who grows organically, and purchase from them. The fresh flavor can not be beat, even for breakfast! {grin}

Until next time,

Enjoy the day!



small farm girl said...

I see nothing wrong with eating lettuce in the morning. We are putting up a greenhouse so we can have lettuce all year.

Fine Linen said...

Your lettuce looks fabulous!!
We've gotten in our lettuce, and spinach, so hopefully soon we'll be enjoying some.
Have a blessed day friend!

Hedy King said...

We always anxiously await our first lettuce from the garden. It is a special treat for my mother to get fresh lettuce and green onions. Taking her some tomorrow. Enjoy. Hedy King

A Farmstead Pilgrimage... said...

Hi Small Farm Girl!

Thank you for yor thoughts.

I'm sure you will find alot of enjoyment from your greenhouse. I really enjoy ours, especially in the cool season.

Have a great day!

A Farmstead Pilgrimage... said...

Hi Fine Linen!

I've been over to your site, and your garden is looking great! Your farm is coming together!


A Farmstead Pilgrimage... said...

Hey Hedy!

It seems that almost everything homegrown is a treat, especially these days!

How wonderful that your able take your mother some fresh garden goodies.

Have a great day!

A Joyful Chaos said...

It's hard to find anything as rewarding as growing your own food!

A Farmstead Pilgrimage... said...

Hi JoyfulChaos!

Indeed! And what a blessing to be able to do so!

Have a great day!


Mrs. T said...

I just discovered your wonderful blog! Lord willing, I'll be planting my indoor seedlings sometime this week. I'm in Canada's Niagara region, hardiness zone 6a, so we don't actually plant outdoors until the second half of May.

I've just become a Follower of your blog and I will link to you from mine. Your journey is inspiring...so glad to have "met" you (smile).