in 2005, we are Natural
growers of Japanese vegetables and herbs.
Based in Lewes, in the county of East Sussex, England, our principal range starts in spring with mitsuba, mizuna, karashina, shungiku and wasabina. From May we have sansho, kabu, nira and daikon then summer brings shiso, egoma, red komatsuna, edamame, shishitou and nasu. In autumn kabocha, gobo and naga-negi are added to the summer range and we are slowly building up stocks of numerous lesser-known traditional Japanese vegetables and herbs. An unsurpassed range of mixed salad leaves and herbs is available to the catering trade from mid April to early December.
No pesticides, no herbicides and no artificial fertilizers are used and although our methods mean a shorter growing season the result is a taste second to none. Japanese varieties are used throughout. All produce that we supply has been picked from the plant the same day and we do not buy in from other growers or wholesalers – everything we supply is grown by us on our land. We aim to be your favourite place to buy fresh Japanese vegetables.
The first sansho, ashitaba and naga-imo were harvested in 2007 but this was the one year when exceptionally low summer temperatures meant that we had no edamame for sale. Yields from edamame were however excellent in 2008 and subsequent years. In 2012 we trialled wasabi from seed, in 2014 we added tsuruna to the veg box selection and budded more nashi pears and in 2016 we are tripling our naga-negi production and building a second glasshouse.
Japanese Vegetable Box. ( 野菜ボックスの説明). Launched in June 2009, we currently have collection points in Acton, Brighton, Bromley, Chelsea, Chessington, the City, Clapham, Cobham, Ealing, Ealing Common, Finchley, Forest Row, Golders Green, Hackney, Hailsham, Hammersmith, Hampstead, Hampton, Harrow, Highgate, Holloway, Hove, Ladbroke Grove, Limehouse, Mill Hill, Muswell Hill, New Malden, Pimlico, Putney, Richmond, Shoreditch, Soho, St John's Wood, Swiss Cottage, Totteridge, Tunbridge Wells, Twickenham, Wapping, Wembley, Wimbledon, Woking and Woodside Park and expect to add more in London, Surrey, Sussex and West Kent. Please contact us for more details. The Tombo Café act as a Chelsea collection point and Koya in Frith Street act as our Soho collection point. The current calendar for vegetable box deliveries can be viewed by clicking here.
We welcome enquiries from new customers and are also seeking a research partner for some of our work. Visitors - particularly those willing to do a day's work - are welcome at any time to our beautiful and remote growing site near Cooksbridge. We have opportunities for longer farm experience and currently have part-time and full-time paid employment vacancies. For more information please contact us.
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