When winter temperatures hit, many grocery stores have to source their salad greens from warmer climates thousands of miles away. But now, thanks to local company PodPonics, local greens are available year-round. The company’s Lettuce Buy Local products are grown using hydroponics, a system of growing plants in water instead of soil. This method uses 90 percent less water than greens grown in fields, and it allows the plants to grow indoors, protected from harsh winters. Their pesticide-free, organic greens come in a variety of mixes, including the new Jurassic Mix that includes baby kale. No matter which mix you choose, their innovative approach lets you enjoy healthy, fresh greens even through winter.
Details: Available at Whole Foods, Kroger and Fresh Market locations, podponics.com