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Food on Fridays with AnnAt the farmer’s market last Saturday, I bought “living lettuce.”Until that moment, I never gave much thought to the fact that cut lettuce or any vegetable that’s picked is dying. But I guess once it’s cut off from its source of nutrients, it’s the beginning of the end, which is why we should try to eat fresh-picked fruits and vegetables to enjoy peak flavor and nutrition.You can’t get much more fresh-picked than plucking a leaf from a head of living lettuce and immediately eating it.How does it work?The fellow selling this lettuce grows it hydroponically, allowing him to sell it long after conventionally grown lettuce is out of season. The roots are still attached and he says this lettuce is living until the moment I use it.In fact, he says if the roots stay moist, this head of lettuce will stay perfectly fresh—and alive—for four weeks. And one source online claimed there’s no use for pesticides or herbicides on lettuce grown hydroponically. Intrigued? This video explained how to select, store, clean and use living lettuce (her example is butter lettuce—pictured above is green leaf).Here’s how one guy grew it on a really small scale.Here’s a more involved set-up a guy created:[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhAferKRXh4]Here’s how to grow it on a really, really large scale:[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHBhyqowSEc]