Love this lettuce — it's local, grown in a cool way and tastes great.
Rouses Supermarket, especially the Epicureans, are great about carrying local stuff (though one can never be sure how long they will carry it — usually just long enough for me to get hooked and then I never see it again . . . but that's another topic). And this beauty is what I picked up today.
Hydroponically grown means it's grown without soil and the nutrients are in the water. It's pretty cool because there are less pests . . . no soil . . . and therefore less or no need for pesticides. It also produces a beautiful plant that stays fresh for a long time. This particular lettuce is mild with a velvety texture. It's also versatile — we like it on sandwiches and in salads.