Naturally grown produce straight from the Northumberland countryside.

WHO ARE NORTHUMBERLAND GREEN?

We are Caroline and Ian, a wife and husband growing team living on our smallholding in the beautiful north Northumberland countryside north of Alnwick between the Cheviot hills and the sea. We set up Northumberland Green in the spring of 2019.

We believe that it’s possible to grow food in a way that’s both kind to the environment and economically viable, and our plan is to become known as suppliers of quality, tasty, naturally grown produce to eateries and shops in and around Northumberland.

Ian has many years’ growing experience on a 1.7 acre organic mixed crop urban farm run by Growing Communities in east London. Caroline has had careers in the charity sector, nursing, administration and web design and development, and brings her extensive organisational skills to running the business side of things.

We’re both originally from London, but we fell in love with Northumberland when we lived here in 2017, and we’re over the moon that we’re now living here permanently.

Ian and Caroline photo

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OUR PRODUCE

We grow interesting varieties of greens and salad, with a focus on seasonality, flavour, texture and colour. In 2019, produce included:

  • Mixed leaf salad, including Russian kale, rainbow chard, mibuna, mizuna, endive, chicory, winter purslane and various types of lettuce.
  • Two types of rocket.
  • Herbs: coriander, basil, parsley and chives.
  • Several varieties of tomatoes, including tigerella, black cherry, sun gold and green zebra.
  • Edible flowers.
  • Baby kale.
  • Green beans.
  • Courgettes
  • Squashes
  • Soft fruit: blackcurrants and redcurrants

Click here to see which produce we currently have available.

During 2020 we’ll be growing a similar range of produce. In addition, we’ll be experimenting with cucumbers and new varieties of lettuce leaf and tomatoes, and baby root vegetables are also likely to feature!

OUR VALUES

Our growing ethos is one of low input, high output, fresh, tasty, locally grown seasonal produce. Our produce is grown naturally and following organic principles, without using chemical fertilisers, pesticides and herbicides.

We use the “no-dig” technique, a process which works in tandem with nature over the long term. No dig preserves the soil’s natural ecosystems, retains moisture and warmth, creates a hospitable environment for beneficial bacteria and fungi and conserves carbon in the soil. It’s also increasingly becoming recognised as a very efficient and successful way of growing salad, fruit and vegetables!

In 2020 we’ll also be taking other measures to protect and support our environment, such as planting wildflowers in-between beds to encourage local bee and insect populations and rain water harvesting to reduce water use and wastage. We also carefully consider our options with regards to packaging for our produce.

Finally, as we only supply local eateries and outlets, our crops don’t travel hundreds or even thousands of miles before reaching people’s plates!

BUYING FROM US

We sell our produce direct to chefs in pubs and restaurants, and to the public via retail outlets. In 2020 selected produce will once again be for sale to the public at the Chatton Village Store.

We produce a weekly ‘fresh sheet’ for chefs and retail outlets to make it easy to see what’s available at any one time, and ordering from us is as simple as sending us an email.

If you’d like to find out more about getting hold of our produce, please contact us.

CONTACT US

If you’d like to know more about us and our produce, we’d love to hear from you! You can drop us a line using the contact form below, send us an email at hello {at} northumberlandgreen {dot} co {dot} uk, or call us on 07779 108952.

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