You can’t beat @northumberlandgreen mixed salad leaves; so vibrant and crispy.
Our salad mix...
...lasts up to ten days
Or possibly longer if stored in a sealed bag in the fridge.
...is grown according to organic principles
No chemical-based fertilisers, pesticides or herbicides.
The mix changes constantly depending on what’s available that week.
Our salad through the seasons
Asian greens and mustard greens make up the bulk of the mix during the spring. Larger leaves can be used cooked in stir-fries or as side greens, but the baby leaves make excellent salad leaves. They are strong tasting, and typically have a mustardy kick.
and more! See the back of your salad bag to find out which varieties are in your mix.
Bags at this time of year will also contain lettuce leaves, but you won’t find any boring old round-headed Iceberg lettuce here. Spring mixes include the following lettuce varieties:
Other leaves making intermittent appearances at this time of year are baby rainbow chard, rocket, and possibly a few pea shoots.
Summer and Autumn
After about May, Asian and mustard greens are no longer viable – they bolt quickly and (as we quickly discovered during our first year in business) are devoured by insects, so for the rest of the growing season the mix is dominated by lettuce.
We grow up to 16 different types of large-leaf lettuce, of all different shapes, sizes and colours, most of which you won’t ever find in the shops. We sometimes include some baby lettuce leaves in our mixes as well.
Also in the mix at this time of year are:
Given the incredibly short winter days here in north Northumberland leaves grow way too slowly for us to have enough to bag and sell them, but we overwinter Asian greens, mustard greens and lettuces in our polytunnels ready for the spring.
(And yes, we may sometimes also pick a few to enjoy in a wintry salad at home!)
Interested in trying a sample of our salad? Please get in touch!