A Life of Varied Endeavors

Manoa Lettuce in Bellevue

I grew up eating Manoa lettuce in Honolulu.  It was the best fresh vegetable available, and almost the only one that was truly local. (In the stores even bananas mostly came from central or south America, even though they were growing all over Oahu.)  Manoa lettuce is an outstanding leaf lettuce!!

It’s never seen in the stores on the Mainland, as far as I know – I’ve never seen it.  But a couple of months ago, we found seeds in our newly relocated Uwajimaya store (where Larry’s used to be.)

And David, the fantastic vegetable gardener, started some seeds.  Here is a picture of the beautiful Manoa lettuce head that we picked last night, and enjoyed thoroughly!Manoa Lettuce in Bellevue 750pw P1030509-3

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