Future Fresh Frisee Lettuce
Frilly and fun
Future Fresh is a Philippine company that specializes in growing greens in indoor urban farms with controlled environments, climates, and temperatures, assuring that its quality is the best it can be.
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
Frilly and frizzy, as its name suggests, the Future Fresh Frisee Lettuce is a unique green. Its leaves are curly and frizzy, pale green in color, with a tender texture. It has a mild peppery taste with a strong bitterness. It has very nice crunch to its leaves.
PREPARATION AND PAIRINGS
Frisee Lettuce is absolute wonderful for salads—toss it with some pancetta, shallots, and a mustard vinaigrette, and top with a poached egg. You can serve it as appetizer with caramelized walnuts, blue cheese, and peach slices. You can sauté frisee lettuce with some garlic and olive oil, and serve as a simple but delicious side salad. And of course, it’s great to add into your sandwiches.
THE FUTURE OF FARMING
Future Fresh is a proudly Filipino venture, created out of frustration for the less than stellar quality of produce found on local supermarket shelves. The company specializes in locally-grown produce, and prides itself on their completely fresh vegetables. This is because they harvest just before dispatch, reducing travel time, and ensuring a longer shelf life.
These gamechangers built farm systems with controlled environment that result in hydroponically-grown, pesticide-free greens. Everything they provide is guaranteed high in quality, high in nutrients, and always completely fresh.
Your fresh produce will be stored in a resealable plastic ziplock bag. You will notice that there is air inside and this maintains a sort of internal atmosphere to keep your fresh produce in good condition.
Once opened, the produce will begin to age. The best way to keep it fresh for longer once opened is to keep it moisture-free.
Future Fresh produce have no wilted leaves or roots that may cause decay, so you need only wash them before cooking or consuming. With produce with high water content, like fresh rocket arugula, you can remove the excess moisture that might accumulate by lining the storage bag with a paper towel and resealing the bag again. Make sure to check on it mid-week, and replace the paper towel once it takes in too much moisture.