Watercress from Sausalito Springs
When you see a farmer or producer singlemindedly focused on one thing, almost always, that one thing turns out to be truly exceptional.
This is exactly the case of Sausalito Springs, a small family farm located in Sonoma County which has been growing high-quality organic watercress since 1988. Grown in fresh well water, their watercress is harvested tops only, triple washed, hydrocooled, and packed so that the sprigs continue to grow in the packaging.
I got my hands on a bag of these gorgeous greens and it looked so fresh I wanted to roll around and frolic in fields of it.
Eaten raw as a salad or in a sandwich, watercress has a surprisingly spicy bite to it. Blanched or sauteed, the spice mellows out a bit, but it still retains its fresh, clean flavor.