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Autumn Is Coming!

August 31, 2018

After the glorious long hot summer of 2018, the nights are drawing in and the days are getting shorter…..

BUT even as it gets colder don’t forget your little leaves – we have some fantastic hot eating salads in our recipe pages so why not give them a go?

One of our favourites is Warm Chickpea & Chorizo Salad go on and serve it with a bit of radish to add a pepper bite to your salad?

Enjoy….

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fresh & naked Gets a Fresh New Look!

August 8, 2018

As we enter the second half of the summer we have taken the opportunity to give our packaging a tidy up and a fresh new look…..

To help find your favourite mix more easily in store we have flipped all of our mixes into a back background while keeping all of our single leaf products in brown

 

We have also ttaken the opportunity to give more direction as to the flavour profile of the salad leaves and also provide a guide as to how many servings you get out of the bag.

Through August all of the packaging will be transitioning so let us know your favourite as we always love a bit of feedback.

Looking forwards to continued salad eating through these final summer months!

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Summer 2018 Finally Gets Underway!

June 4, 2018

After the long cold winter and the spring filled with snow and ice, it’s with great happiness we are now seeing the sun come out and our UK crops growing.

The little leaves from on our farms on the Sussex and Norfolk coasts are starting to look fantastic after a rough start to the year.

UK Spinach Harvest on The South Coast

So if you are looking for some healthy summer eating or just a bit of inspiration check out our recipe pages or follow us on instagarm where you can see some of the recipes that we are loving right now. 

Happy Summer Salad Eating!

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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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