Short story is my local auction house liquidates damage and returned items for several major retailers and irs often a good place to get clothing, hardware, tools, appliances and canned/bottled foods, snacks. Today as I was driving by there's was a pallet of produce outside that was free for the taking. It was a little crowded but I snagged 125 heads of lettuce 50 heads of kale and a crate of mint. (Wish I known sooner as a truck in front of me was stuffed full of melons that my girls would of loved.) so now it go me thinking of trying to save some of this for the winter since I got a stock of it but I have no space in the freezer. It is all past its prime and going a little soft but no mold. Any idea of how to keep lettuce until the temps drop this fall? Worst case I bury it in the garden to compost Or mulch it down and toss in a frame in the coop for them to scratch through.