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Summer time… Salad time!

June 16, 2017

The sun is finally out.

At F&N, we’ve found that there’s nothing quite like a gorgeous glimpse of sunshine to inspire a person to prepare a lovely, light (or not so light) bowl of salad, or a cheeky side of leaves to go with a summer BBQ.

We would love it if you could share any of your salad recipes with us on twitter, facebook or Instagram. Let’s spread the leafy love!

Feeling a bit stuck for ideas? No worries – what would you say to a Radish, Feta & Baby Leaf Salad?

(Hint: the answer is yes!)

The sunny weather was certainly welcome last Sunday, when we had the pleasure of hosting a number of visitors during the #OpenFarmSunday events.

Open Farm Sunday is an amazing initiative that connects communities with their local growers and spreads the knowledge of where our produce comes from.

We have been proud supporters for over 10 years and will continue to be so. If you did not get a chance to visit any of your local farms this year, give it a try next year!

Feeling convinced? Click on the link below for more info:

And just one last thing… Babyleaf thriving in the sunshine!

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Best in Season – British Baby Spinach is here!

May 2, 2017

 

We have some very exciting news. The UK spinach harvest has officially started!

At F&N we always strive to provide you with the best and freshest little leaves possible, no matter the time of year. However, we are very glad to finally be able to offer you baby spinach that is not only delicious and fresh but also locally sourced!

 

Have a look at these pictures taken on the South Coast Farm (Sussex), run by one of our growers, Alex Duncan.

British Baby Spinach Harvest_South Coast Farm

Looking for some spinach inspiration? Well, as the weather is still taking its time to catch up with the season, we propose this tasty and nutritious spinach soup with haddock dumplings to warm you right up!

Spinach Soup with Haddock Dumplings Recipe

 

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Getting Ready for the UK Growing Season!

March 1, 2017

As the days start to draw out and the weather is getting warmer, we are now starting to drill our UK leaves on the farms on the Norfolk Coast and down in Sussex.

We will move into UK lettuce from the end of April or beginning of May depending on how much the sun shines over the next few weeks.

Happily we will be able to take the pressure off our farmers in Italy and Spain who have faced some of the most challenging growing conditions in the past 20 years #vegcrisis

We loved this article in The Sun from a few weeks ago.

#spinachcrisis

 

Back in Cambridgeshire we are all trying to get healthy for the fast approaching summer months as we shed our winter wardrobes, why not check out our chickpea salad using rocket, but works equally was well with any of our F&N mixed leaves.

f&n warm chickpea chorizo salad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Healthy New Year as We Turn Into 2017

December 28, 2016

As we turn into 2017 and the days slowly start to get longer our thoughts turn from the holidays into healthy eating and getting it for a new start to the year.

Why not check out our Super Foods Salad with Spinach, Kale and Pea Shoots to really get your health kick started!

Super Food Mix

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here at fresh & naked we have had an exciting Christmas with freak weather hampering our growing down in Southern Europe.

Rain In Spain – Challenges Salads Production

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Look our for exciting new products and developments from fresh & naked throughout 2017

Happy New Year!

 

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As the Nights Draw In – Turn to Warm Eating Salads

September 30, 2016

Brrr…. Its starting to cool down and we are now coming to the end of our UK season. Over the coming weeks we will be finishing our 2016 UK harvest season and all of our supply will start to come from our farms and growing partners in the warmer climes of Southern Europe.

However the time is still NOW to keep eating those healthy salads….. just add some warm accompaniments!

If you are looking for heat why not try our Hot & Spicy Mix with loaded skins – Proper autumn eating!!!!

Pam Lloyd PR Love The Crunch Recipes (15th July 2016)

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Have you tried our Spicy Mix yet?

July 18, 2016

 

Back in May we launched a couple of new specialist leaf mix varieties for the summer.

Both are proving to be really popular, however the Spicy Mix seems to be our favourite!

 new mixes may 2016 on wood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We believe it’s so good, we have entered into the quality food awards competition www.qualityfoodawards.com first round judging starts at the end of July…… We will let you know how we get on, fingers crossed we get to the awards in November!

If you are looking for a healthy but hot and spicy salad recipe, why not try out …..

Cumin Roast Beetroot, Squash & Carrot with Spicy Mixed Leaf Salad from www.makemoreofsalad.com

  Beet Salad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on the picture to see the full recipe.

Also goes great with fresh & naked mixed leaves if you want something a bit milder!

 

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Two New Mixes Join the F&N Family

May 16, 2016

new mixesThe start of summer, sees the launch two new product lines in Tesco stores this week….

The ultra-healthy super food bag includes a well-balanced mix of pea shoots, baby kale, and spinach, while the spicy mixed leaves contain a carefully selected mix of wasabi rocket, mustard, rocket, and ruby chard.

These exciting new mixes of fresh & naked little leaves create a flavour filled salad bowl or add a little extra to any meal.

We have added portion sizes for all occasions to the packaging to help with meal planning and ultimately reduce waste. This all helps to ensure you get the most from our little leaves.

Reducing waste has been a primary objective of the fresh & naked brand from day one. The unwashed leaves stay fresh for up to three days after opening, allowing you to enjoy a fresh, crisp salad for much longer!

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Is it too early to suggest Spring is in the air?

February 9, 2016

 

With all this warm and windy weather it feels like spring is upon us, even though its still only February!

So to get us in the mood for spring we are celebrating with Lambs Lettuce…..

 

Lambs Lettuce

If you are looking for an awesome spring time recipe, how about checking out our Lamb & Lettuce Burgers

 

Lamb, lettuce and beetroot burger recipe

 

Check out the full recipe by clicking on the picture above.

 

 

 

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Healthy New Year

January 1, 2016

Happy New Year 2016

 

The time has come to put down the chocolates and mega cheese boards and say hello to January, the month to detox and rejuvenate.

Through January look out for little leaf January Sales in Tesco and Ocado, so there is no excuse to miss out on our green loveliness

Happy New Year

 

 

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Happy Christmas

December 22, 2015

 

WOW! Where has 2015 gone????

This year we have had some really exciting times at fresh & naked, including launching with Ocado, re-launching our packaging, taking over the tube in London or partnering up with other fun brands such as the Chia Co.

Things are going to be even more exciting in 2016 as we have some great new product concepts still under wraps and some fun partnerships that should be really exciting…..

Happy Christmas to you and your families and best wishes for 2016

 

Due to budget constraints check out our Christmas video from 2014 🙂

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What the press say

Add some sunshine to your salad with fresh & naked’s unwashed baby salad leaf packs … A tasty and healthy addition to your side salad, or piled on your burger …

Delicious magazine

Outstanding quality and value, they are carefully grown and packed so they stay fresher for longer…. There’s a salad for all occasions, whether it’s a tempting summer picnic outside or a fresh and tasty lunch at your desk.

Olive magazine

What you say

We love your fresh products and your packaging. It is lovely to have a smaller pack for two people so that we can buy variety, fresh for each meal.

John & Janet

I shall definitely be recommending your product to all my friends - and strangers at the veg section.

Jenny

Great products and the quality looks excellent.

Mark

The rocket is exceptionally good. The cashier in Tesco told me she always bought your products as they were far the best they stocked!

Annette

I eat your leaves on my sandwiches every day. I think they are the first bagged leaves I've ever had that don't taste like chemicals! Keep up the good work!

Neil

I was very impressed with the air in the bags as it helps stop people crushing my leaf before I get them to my sandwich, yum

Richard