The Art Of Salad Mix

Nathan Wild
I learned how to grow salad greens from one of my farm mentors. His name is Jordan and he runs Unearthed Farm in Kelowna. Salad greens were his specialty, and he sold them to the top winery restaurants in Kelowna. They were by far the best greens I had ever had. He used a mix of different flavours, colours and textures which gave his greens a beauty and depth that I'd never seen before.

I took what I learned from him and tried to create my own signature blend. Ours has Tokyo Bekana, green and purple mustard, three types of kale, mizuna, salanova lettuce and it can have a variety of edible flowers ranging from pansies, nasturtiums, violas, sunflower, calendula and whatever else looks interesting!

Food can be so much more than the standardized, uniform, grown-for-mass-transportation stuff you find at the grocery store. Food can be and should be the artistic expression of the farmer. Because food is art and farmers are the artists.