Our love of the land
We are proud of our heritage of innovation. Our continuous drive to put interesting leafy goodness and fresh flavour on the nations’ plates has led to market-leading produce.
Our achievements include the introduction of living herbs. Baby leaf salads. Bagged watercress. Rocket. Baby spinach. Everything we do stems from our pioneering spirit and our deep love of the land.
See how we’ve grown
We started in 1951 with ambition, determination and one precious acre of watercress beds in Alresford, Hampshire. We are now part of the RAR Group with a network of farms and 13.5 hectares of glasshouses, employing over 1500 people across Europe.
Meet the Vitacress family
We work together as expert growers within a close farming network across Europe producing the freshest, tastiest, healthiest leafy salads and herbs. We ensure the best produce reaches major supermarkets and consumers all year round.
Grown from our watercress and leaf farms in Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Kent, Vitacress Salads supplies the very best leaves around, grown with care for the environment.
Vitacress Herbs is the market leader in the UK in both fresh cut and living herbs with over 25 years’ experience within the fresh herbs market.
In Portugal, Vitacress is a branded market-leader supplying many of the major retailers specialising in the production of baby leaves, watercress, salads, herbs and vegetables.
In the Netherlands, Vitacress Real grows, packs and markets fresh cut and potted herbs, along with other natural seasonings such as lemongrass, samphire and fresh garlic.
Vitacress Salads’ prepared Salad brand, Steve’s Leaves, is an award-winning range of fresh and tasty leaves grown from nature-friendly farms.
Premium quality herb brand, SEASON, launched in 2021 and offers an assortment of over 48 classic culinary and ornamental herbs.
Our values define who we are, underpin how we go about our business and shape our culture. We work to uphold our values everyday - together.
We take pride in ensuring our product is of the best possible standard.
From the way we grow our products, to the relationships we sustain with clients, everyone knows exactly what is going on. At the centre of everything is a trust that has been built over years of excellent service.
From the herbs and salads that are grown on site. To the investment in facilities and the growth of the business. We’re focussed on always improving our offer and ourselves, leading the way forwards.
Keeping you up with the news
Vitacress is excited to announce the introduction of a new training scheme offering an accountancy tuition programme at the highest level, similar to those usually offered by the professional services and accounting…
Congratulations to Ellie Errett, Agronomist at Vitacress Herbs, for achieving her BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection. Ellie was awarded her certificate following months of hard work. Below she talks about…
Vitacress is delighted to be partnering in a new research project, led by The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to help the horticultural trade transition to sustainable growing media. A £1million,…