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

Organiclea Salad

What’s in your salad?

Mixed salad leaves are Organiclea’s flagship product for many reasons. As a labour-intensive, highly perishable and high value crop, they are the obvious thing to grow at a small community-supported market garden a mere cycle trailer’s ride from its marketplaces. Ecologically speaking, they allow us to dispatch commercial quantities of one thing whilst sidestepping the dead end of monoculture: last year 43 different species of plant passed through the mixing trough. The mix evolves through the seasons, summer blend giving way to hardy leaves, plus some trusty year-round favourites, enabling nearly year-round supply. Here’s a guide to what you might find in your salad in Organiclea’s box scheme, our market stalls and at various London restaurants and cafes at different times of the year.

Our salad leaf teatowel only has room for a selection of these leaves – but still makes a colourful addition to your kitchen! Find the teatowel on sale at our Hawkwood farm stall and our market stalls.