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Summer Is Around the Corner!

March 29, 2018

With some of the heaviest snow and coldest weather we have seen in recent times. We are all super excited spring is starting to get under way and we are out on the farm getting ready to move into UK production from May. The exact date is still unknown as we will have to see what the weather brings over the coming weeks.

We have been working on some superb new mixes that we will be introducing through the course of the summer and we have some fun promotional partnerships lined up that we are really looking forward to, so watch this space for updates through the course of the summer!

Happy salad eating!

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Happy & Healthy New Year 2018

December 27, 2017

So it’s that time of year again…. what will you change as we put 2017 behind us?

Will you shop better or eat better or simply just cook more often?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So if you want healthy fresh salads

 

 

 

 

 

 

Or if you still want a pizza with a healthy topping…….

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stick with fresh & naked through 2018 and we are sure we will have something in our recipe collection that will make 2018 an even better year!

Follow us on twitter @freshandnaked for all our latest news…..

 

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Return of the Kale – In Tesco

November 23, 2017

We have some great news… Kale is back in selected Tesco stores 255 stores!

You may have been wondering where it has been in Tesco but don’t worry you its back!

Super salad baby kale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are the health benefits of Kale?

  • Kale is an amazing source of vitamin K, A and C.
  • Vitamin A helps maintain normal skin and vision.
  • Kale contains high amounts of manganese, copper and phytochemicals
  • 1 portion of kale (80g) contains 120 mg of calcium, a very useful mineral for vegans and people on dairy free diets.
  • Kale is rich in vitamin B and this supports the growth of a mother’s tissues during pregnancy, plays a role in normal formation of blood and supports normal function of the immune system.
  • Kale is virtually fat free and low in calories.

 

Not sure when to use kale in your recipes? Here is some inspiration:

Breakfast

  • Kale, Avocado and green tea smoothie
  • Omelette of your choice with some added kale
  • Kale bubble and squeak with chorizo

Lunch

  • Mexican quinoa and kale bowl
  • Fusilli with kale, chilli and tomato
  • Winter lentil and kale soup

Dinner

  • Vegetable lasagne
  • Walnut and kale pesto pasta
  • Spaghetti Bolognese with kale

We hope you are as excited as we are…..

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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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