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summer berry salad

Serves: 2-4

The taste of summer can be found with these delightful fresh berries, bites of velvety goat cheese, tangy dressing, and fresh, flavorful greens.

Ingredients

4 oz. lēf Farms Smooth blend
1 pt. blackerries
1 pt. strawberries quartered
4 oz. Contoocook Creamery sharp cheddar cheese
4 oz. cream cheese
½ cup chopped pecans
½ cup balsamic vinaigrette

Balsamic Dressing Ingredients

Makes 2 cups

1 cup olive oil
½ cup balsamic vinegar
¼ cup honey
¼ cup Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic

Directions

To prepare the balsamic vinaigrette dressing place garlic, mustard, honey and balsamic vinegar in a food processor and blend until smooth. While the food processor is running drizzle in oil, season with salt and pepper. For the cheese balls, in a food processor, blend cheddar cheese until crumbly, add cream cheese to the cheddar cheese crumbles and blend until smooth. Using 2 small spoons or your hands, scoop and round cheese mix into teaspoon sized balls. Once chilled, roll cheese balls in chopped pecans until completely coated. On your favorite platter place lēf Farms Smooth blend. Rinse all fruit, cut strawberries into quarters. Take prepared fruit and cheese balls and garnish greens. Drizzle with Balsamic Vinaigrette and serve.

NH Food Bank Chef Jason
NH Food Bank Chef Paul

This recipe created for lēf by Chefs Jason, Paul and Moriah of the NH Food Bank

As the New Hampshire Food Bank’s culinary leaders, Chefs Jayson, Paul and Moriah not only create fresh and healthy meals for shelters, soup kitchens and after-school programs across the state, but they provide professional culinary training to help community members enter the hospitality market. It’s this commitment to New Hampshire that has helped forge a strong bond with lēf Farms, where we share the same love of community.

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Sustainability & Our Mission to Grow Safe, Flavorful, Local Greens

Sustainability is simply defined as meeting the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.  Sustainability is the foundation of success for lēf Farms and one of the main reasons we opened our greenhouse doors in 2016. As one of the most advanced growing systems in the world, we are proud to demonstrate and promote our methods for how we define sustainable food production right here in New England. Sustainable food production is a method of production using processes and systems that are non-polluting, conserve non-renewable energy and natural resources, are economically efficient, safe for workers, communities, […]

Lēf Farms is a local New England grower of fresh salad greens

Very few mouth-watering
salads start with a

seven day roadtrip.

Did you know that nearly 95% of the greens most people eat come all the way from California, Arizona and Mexico? That’s not exactly nearby, nor is it a recipe for freshness. Even many so-called “local” greens are really West Coast-grown — they just get new packaging slapped on at an East Coast repacking operation. After they’ve taken a long ride in the back of a shipping truck.

We think greens need to be grown where they’ll be eaten, so they hit your plate at the peak of freshness. That’s why all lēf greens are hydroponically grown right here in the heart of New England. They’ll get to you within 24 quick hours of being harvested. And they’ll change your perception of just how fresh, healthy and flavorful local greens can actually be.

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