A workers' cooperative growing food on London's edge in the Lea Valley

Author ArchivesLouisa Wright

Winter salad

Endive Cichorium endivia Light green leaves which are oval and lightly serrated in Escarole types, or long and highly serrated in Frissee types. Mild chicory/strong lettuce flavour.   Land Cress Bararrea verna Round, wavy, deep green, hot and peppery leaves. …

Year-round salad

Wild Rocket Diplotaxis spp. Long, highly toothed, mid green leaves with a now well-known strong tangy taste.   Parsley  Petroselinum crispum Rosettes of small light to mid green leaves on long stems. High in vitamin C, and fresh and cleansing.   …

Spring and summer salad

Lettuce Lactuca sativa Salad Bowl: with a lobed ‘oak leaf’ in shades of green, red or red/ green combination, a crisp, mild juicy and slightly bitter leaf, high in fibre, potassium, and vitamins C and E. Lolla Rossa: frilly pink/red …