Eden Hall Farm has been working with a local company, MIX Salad Concept, to trial different varieties of lettuce, herbs, and greens.
MIX Salad Concept is a lunch delivery company started by Chatham alumnae, Rachel and Gia. They cater to businesses in Pittsburgh by delivering fresh, healthy salads using local ingredients.
Data is being collected at Eden Hall on lettuce, green, and herb varieties, including germination rates and yields. MIX Salad Concept hopes to take this data to local farmers to help coordinate ordering fresh greens throughout the winter months. Varieties being tested include Verdil Spinach, Giant Winter Spinach, Tat soi, Rhazes Lettuce, Winter Density Lettuce, Cinnamon Basil, Purple Basil, Tango Lettuce, and Red Planet Lettuce Mix.