Way More Than Mesclun

Equinox Farms Mixed Greens

There are three things to know about mesclun mix: what’s in it, how it was grown, and how fresh it is. Why?

Picking the greens for the mesclun mix has the same importance as picking what it is you put in any composed dish.  You choose things for how they taste, what texture they have, and how they play off of one another. Ted Dobson, of Equinox Farms, uses the same approach.

When you bite into your so-called mesclun mix, is there a good balance between soft leaves and heartier, crunchier ones–or is it all just one texture?  Can you taste any difference between the leaves–are some sweet, some peppery, some bitter?  How about the quality of the leaves–are they soft and dry, or do they look crisp, dewy, and like they just came out of the ground?  How about how they taste–do they taste fresh and alive and distinct?

Ted Dobson takes great care in how his greens are grown, what variety of greens go into each and every box of mix, and how he farms–the soil, the tilling methods–the whole microclimate of Equinox Farms. He’s been organic since way before it was widely even accepted as a good idea. He’s the man and we support the work he does big time here at Specialty Foods.

Recent Additions

  • Champagne Mangos
  • Michigan Rhubarb
  • Seedless Pink Muscat Grapes
  • Spring Onions
  • Baby Artichokes*
  • Fresh Garbanzo Beans*
  • Fresh Fava Beans*
  • White Asparagus (Peru)
  • Fresh Hearts of Palm (pre-order only)
  • Fresh Oregon Black Trumpets
  • Fresh Trumpet Royale
  • Chef’s Mix Mushrooms
  • Maitake Mushrooms
  • Honshemeji Mushrooms
  • French Breakfast Radishes
  • Easter Egg Radish
  • Orange/Purple/Green Cauliflower
  • Tuscan Black Kale
  • Baby Kale
  • Jerusalem Artichokes
  • Cipollini Onions
  • Sunchokes
  • Salsify Root
  • Watermelon Radishes
  • Black Radishes
  • Green Diakon
  • Purple Diakon


  • Oregon Blond Morels, Fresh Georgia Peas, Pacific Fiddlehead Ferns, Fresh Green Almonds

Best of the Season

Victoria Island Farm in Holt, CA has started up their Asparagus Season.  28# case Standard, 11# case Jumbo.

Knoll Farm Organics

  • Green Garlic
  • Stinging Nettles
  • Fava Leaves
  • Cardoons
  • Wild Rapini
  • Pea Tendrils
  • Mixed Heirloom Chicories*
  • Mustard Blossoms*
  • Radish Blossoms*

Crown O’ Maine Organic Co-op

  • Chantenay Carrots
  • Easter Egg Potatoes
  • Russian Banana Fingerlings

Rising C Ranch

  • Tarocco Blood Oranges
  • Cara-Cara Pink Navels
  • Seville Sour Oranges
  • Paige Manderins
  • Meyer Lemons


By Diego Maldonado