Great Lakes Growers
On: March 25, 2013
We have some exciting new locally grown lettuces at all
three stores. These beautiful “heads” are grown a little
east of Cleveland by Great Lakes Growers in Burton,
Ohio. Great Lakes Growers is a hydroponic greenhouse
grower of ultra fresh, ultra clean lettuces and herbs.
They just finished construction of a 55,000-square-foot,
state-of-the-art, automated greenhouse facility. Their
goal is to become a large-scale local producer of
hydroponic lettuces by utilizing architectural and
processing techniques developed in Europe and now
economically feasible in northern Ohio.
The Salanova Living Lettuces we are getting from
Great Lakes Growers are so fresh they are still alive!
Salanova is a new generation of varieties which offer
salad lovers a wide choice of flavors, shapes, and colors.
There are three types of Salanova lettuce grown by Great
Lakes Growers — butter, oak, and crisp. There is a red &
green version of each type. In every lettuce “head,” there
are hundreds of tasty, beautiful, baby-sized leaves. The
butter and oak leaf types are mild and tender, while the
crisp varieties are sweeter and crunchy. With just one
cut, the lettuce separates into numerous small, ready-toeat
leaves! They are grown at ideal temperatures using
rainwater to eliminate the risk of contamination, and are
fed through a continuous nutrient delivery system. These
beautiful lettuces are harvested living and maintained
in a living display at our stores so that you can enjoy the
ultimate in freshness and nutritional value when eating
Please stop by and take a couple of these Ohio-grown
beauties home to enjoy!