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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 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 yearsโ€™ 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’ll be growing interesting varieties of greens and salad, with a focus on seasonality, flavour, texture and colour. In 2019, produce will include:

  • Mixed leaf salad, including Russian kale, rainbow chard, mibuna, mizuna, endive, chicory and winter purslane.
  • Two types of rocket.
  • Soft-leaved herbs such as coriander, basil and parsley.
  • Several varieties of tomatoes, including tigerella, black cherry, sun gold and green zebra.
  • Heads of lettuce.
  • Edible flowers.
  • Micro greens.
  • Baby kale.
  • Green beans.

Click here to see which produce we currently have available.

During 2020 we hope to also grow an interesting mix of root vegetables alongside our salad, and to add soft fruit to our range of produce.

OUR VALUES

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

We’ll be using 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!

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, rain water harvesting to reduce water use and wastage, and carefully considering our options with regards to packaging for our produce.

Finally, as we’ll only be supplying local eateries and outlets, our crops won’t be travelling hundreds or even thousands of miles before reaching people’s plates!

BUYING FROM US

We will be selling our produce direct to chefs in pubs and restaurants, and to the public via retail outlets. Selected produce is currently for sale to the public at the Chatton Village Store.

We’ll be producing 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 will be simple, whether you prefer to do it via text, email or our website.

CONTACT US

If youโ€™d like to know more about us and our produce, weโ€™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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