Escarole the myth the market costs more

The French Garden (Sat Market) has spring greens including escarole.
For organic freshly picked escarole you pay the same price from the French Garden as you would from a big grocer without the quality, freshness or organic designation.

Another example. Loose-leaf, bagged lettuce from Ortiz Brothers Farm (Wed/Sat) is cheaper and a lot younger then bagged lettuce from the big grocer. A recent Consumer Report study showed the big grocer bagged lettuce had high bacteria levels, even the organic packers, the older the product the higher the count.

What to do with escarole? Here’s one recipe white beans and escarole