Always Made With Sunshine

At Florette, we love sunshine – it’s our secret ingredient! We recognise the importance of the relationship between sunshine and fresh, delicious salad which is why we work hard to ensure sunshine is packed into every fresh bag of Florette. Our team of leafologists and farmers locate the best growing areas for each variety based on their years of experience growing delicious leaves, and sometimes this dedication requires a little travelling!

 

Our leaves are grown on UK soil for the duration of the summer, however, in order to fulfill our promise all year around, we turn to several sun-kissed spots in Southern Europe, because if you want fresh, delicious tasting salad, you have to grow where the sun goes. From October, we chase the sun to several regions of France, Spain and Italy where our leaves are lovingly grown until March. We then work our way back to the UK in March in time for the UK season to begin in May.

We grow 13 salad varieties in glorious sunshine throughout the year to fill our mixed bags – find out about the leaves we grow and what makes them so special in our Salad School!

Follow the Florette ‘Always Made With Sunshine’ adventure in the video below:

 

What’s the secret behind the beautiful leaves?

Quality! The quality of the leaf is an essential although there are some other considerations too. An awful lot of work, analysis and love goes into Florette’s growth process, with everything designed to guarantee that you’re served only the best salad leaves, every time you pick up a bag of Florette. Our team of leaf-ologists (otherwise known as agronomists) select the right salad variety based on the following criteria:

 

  • Growth time
  • Popularity & demand
  • Flavour
  • Resistance to disease & pests

 

Their expertise help our farmers decide on what they should grow and where it should be grown – it’s all pretty clever stuff!

How do you create such delicious flavours?

 

We have a whole team of Florette folk who are responsible for the creation of our tasty salad bag mixes. We call them mix-ologists! Experimental, and with a real knack for finding flavour, these taste wizards guarantee a unique experience every time which tantalise the palate and compliment other ingredients. Our mixologists also have a number of hints and tips to help you make beautiful and delicious salads. Why not try one of our recipes?

How do you deliver quality salad every time?

This is the most important part of the Florette process – we want every bite of Florette to be the best it possibly can be, and this is delivered as a result of tough love! Our advanced quality control methods ensure freshness and superior quality you can count on every time.

If you’d like to find out more about our salads or have any feedback, we’d love to hear from you!