About us

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
See how we’ve grown

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 Salads

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.

Vitacress Herbs

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.

Vitacress Portugal

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 Real

Vitacress Salads’ prepared Salad brand, Steve’s Leaves, is an award-winning range of fresh and tasty leaves grown from nature-friendly farms.

Steve’s Leaves

Premium quality herb brand, SEASON, launched in 2021 and offers an assortment of over 48 classic culinary and ornamental herbs.


Our values

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.

Always deliver quality

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.

Do the right thing

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.

Nurture the future