I first had this when I lived in Italy, half the time I bought lettuce, it had bugs, this from the supermarket. I was somewhat sensitive about it and soaked the leaves in vinegar-water before using, even though I know it's not a problem - at the same time, it was refreshing to see, I guess closer to nature, not so sterilized and packaged as American supermarkets tend to be. Still, a hassle to clean.
I don't generally get many bugs on lettuce from farmer's markets or my CSA, so perhaps it's just a once in a while thing. If it's a recurring problem, try some other stands. I'm sure you'll find one where, at least most of the time, there are no bugs.
Edited by: NANSHE9 at: 8/8/2010 (23:31)
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