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Lee & Gordon Greens

Lee and Gordon Greens

One of our customer favorites, Lee and Gordon Greens is a hydroponic greenhouse located in Chickamauga, Georgia.They provide the highest quality specialty lettuces, herbs, and micro greens year round.

Q: How long have you been a vendor at the market?

A: 4 years

Q: What is your sprouts program?

A: Our sprouts program is all about teaching young kids in second or third grade about Hydroponics. We let them tour the greenhouse and each child plants a lettuce seed. They then watch the progress via weekly emails to the teacher. Once the lettuce is mature we take those heads back to their class and they have a salad along with their regular lunch.

Stop by and visit  Joan at the market or you can check out their website: leeandgordongreens.com

Nutritional Facts:

We don’t usually think of lettuces as being great sources of nutrition, however did you know that 1 cup of chopped bibb lettuce contains only 7 calories, no saturated fat, but contains 36% of your daily value for vitamin A, and 70% of your daily value for vitamin K?

Basil Lemonade:

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Ingredients

For Lemonade:

  • 2 cups lemon juice, about 12 to 15 lemons
  • 2 cups Basil Simple Syrup (ingredients below)
  • 2 cups sparkling water
  • Ice
  • Lemon twists, for garnish

For Basil Simple Syrup:

  • 1 bunch fresh basil, washed and stemmed
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

Basil Simple Syrup:

In a saucepan combine basil, sugar, and water and simmer until the sugar is dissolved, 5 minutes. Cool, strain the simple syrup, and store in the refrigerator.

Basil Lemonade:

Mix lemon juice, Basil Simple Syrup, and water together in a pitcher. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Pour over ice filled glasses and garnish with a lemon twist.

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