Talking lettuce farming, food and family with Jon Dinsmore

By Janice Person
31st January 2020
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Jonathan Dinsmore farms with his father in Yuma, Arizona, where they’ve been growing lettuce for decades.

Dinsmore Farms produces head lettuce (iceberg lettuce), fresh romaine and romaine hearts, red & green leaf mixed lettuce and alfalfa hay.

Romaine and romaine hearts are frequently grown from the same seed but farmers like Dinsmore plant the fields that will be harvested as romaine hearts more closely together so the plants will remain more columnar.

Read the rest of this post on Grounded by the Farm or see the accompanying post that includes video and some of Jon’s love of photography.