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Sourcing Lettuce

Regulations on Buying Lettuce Directly from Farmers

Minnesota state laws permit retail establishments and foodservices to purchase raw, unprocessed fruits and vegetables from any farmer who is selling the produce of his or her own farm. See Finding Local Food for databases and directories of local producers.

Fact Sheet for Buying Produce (282 K PDF)

Food Buying Guide Specifications

Reference: Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs; U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service

Food As Purchased (How the Product Can Be Purchased)

Purchase Unit (How You Should Order the Product)

Servings per Purchase Unit (How Many Servings You Will Get Per Purchase Unit)

Serving Size per Meal Contribution (For Each Meal Component Category)

Amount Needed to Buy of the Purchase Units for 100 Servings

Additional Information

Lettuce, Untrimmed

Pound

 

 

Pound

21.7

 

 

14.5

¼ cup raw vegetable pieces

¼ cup raw vegetable pieces with dressing

4.7

 

 

6.9

1 pound AP = .66 pound ready-to-serve raw lettuce

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