Small scale mesclum producers in CA are using commercial scale
lettuce spinners that can handle up to 10 lbs. of mix per spin. You should
be able to locate one of these with some diligent research. I agree with
the suggestion that a clothes dryer on air cycle should work just fine. A
ex-laundromat unit made of stainless steel would be perfect and probably
>As funny as it may sound...a clothes dryer should work well to dry your
>salad mix. Have you tried this? Just put it on the delicate cycle for a
>few minutes and your greens will be ready to go.
>On Thu, 4 Apr 1996, Jennifer Bokaer-Smith wrote:
>> Here's a question for other small-scale producers who may be out there:
>> How do you dry salad mix? In an effort to become more finacially
>> sustainable, we are increasing mesclun production on our certified organic
>> truck farm/market garden. We grow the various components in the field, cut
>> them, then wash the mix 2-3 times. Drying the mix has been our bane-- does
>> anyone have low tech and low cost ideas?
>> Thanks, Jen