Advertorial: Be Inspired by Westlands Speciality Produce

The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 4th October 2016

As thoughts turn to Autumnal and Festive menus, don’t forget our fabulous rich reds and purples found in the Westlands Micro Leaf and Inspired ranges, British grown all year round in the Vale of Evesham.   


Red & Purple Micro Leaves



Red Amaranth – a festive favourite! Vibrant red with subtle earthiness  

Red Frills Mustard – decorative cut leaf with warming, fiery taste

Purple Shiso – aromatic and warming, oriental spiciness of cinnamon and cumin

Ruby Chard – pleasing earthy, bitter taste and soft bite 



Purple Basil – rich purple colour and spicy, peppery taste

Red Cabbage – classic bittersweet taste and fresh crisp texture 

Red Pak Choi – sweet and succulent; attractive bronze green ‘lollipop’ leaves

Red Vein Sorrel – juicy lemon taste; beautiful oval lime-green leaves with scarlet red veins

 Red & Purple Inspired Leaves

Purple Shiso – taste notes of cinnamon and cumin spice; perfect for wrapping, preserving and infusing

Red Watercress – decorative young shoots with a piquant peppery taste

Bronze Fennel – feathery bronze fronds with a subtle anise flavour

Inspired Leaves – New Products (grown all year round)

Mushroom plant –crisp textured leaves (+ stems) with a delicious mushroom-like flavour, which intensifies when lightly cooked. Try in salads, soups, stir-fries, sauces and sandwiches

Cranberry Hibiscus – attractive deep red, maple-like leaves with a sorrel-like, pleasantly tart taste. Traditionally used in salads and stir-fries. Colour is retained after cooking

Olive Herb – delicate leaves with an intense olive-like flavour. Perfect used sparingly in Mediterranean style pasta and tomato dishes; or with meat, fish or cheese. Try in a Martini cocktail!

Sea Kale - Taste of the Sea Coastal Vegetables 


Having fully rested over the summer, time for this years forced crop is fast approaching. The mature green leaves are just starting to die back as it goes into natural dormancy, ready for the forcing process to commence. Watch this space!

For information on the full Westlands product range including seasonality and simple product pairings, please visit our website at  For social media, join us at or tweet us @WestlandsWow.

Westlands products are available nationwide from leading foodservice suppliers and wholesale markets. Speak to your supplier or contact us at to find a stockist in your area.

Our products are grown and packed to BRC Food Safety, Red Tractor Assurance and LEAF Marque standards. Your feedback is very important to us; please contact us with any comments or suggestions for new product ideas.

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 4th October 2016

Advertorial: Be Inspired by Westlands Speciality Produce