Andrea Crawford Lettuce Queen of Kenter Canyon Farms

It's hard to say whether Andrea Crawford's career traces the culinary evolution of Los Angeles, or if she actually created it. She moved here from Berkeley in 1985 to build a garden for Wolfgang Puck, thinking it would be only a six-month project. For a few years Crawford had been maintaining, along with a few other Berkeleyites, Chez Panisse's lettuce and herb garden, a project that had started with the restaurant's legendary owner, Alice Waters, taking some salad greens from Crawford's home garden. The little lettuce garden launched a quiet empire called Kenter Canyon Farms. You've seen their ubiquitous boxes and bags of mixed lettuces in many grocery stores. Read the L.A. Weekly article <a href="">here</a>