Miner’s Lettuce

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Miner's Lettuce
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A listener emailed us the other day about Miner’s lettuce.  She sees it on the side of the trail while hiking in Temescal Canyon.  According to Laura Avery, market manager at the Santa Monica Farmers Market, David West the wild mushroom guy and James Birch both bring miners lettuce to the farmers market from time to time.  And Yasutomi grows it hydroponically.  “It’s kine of like thick spinach.  It does grow wild – usually in Spring,” she writes.  Yasutomi has it now at the Wed and Saturday downtown markets.