LJ Betts have been growing salad leaves since 1930 at Church Farm in Offham, near Maidstone, Kent. With 90 years experience it is no surprise that year after year they produce a wide variety of brilliant whole head and leaf salad.
Church Farm is now run by the 4th generation of the Betts' family, Stephen Betts and closely supported by expert stewardship from Nick Ottewell. Over the past 4 years they have significantly invested into state of the art packing facilities and innovating the way crops are planted and picked.
First to be picked are the more delicate leaves of baby spinach & rocket followed by whole head lettuce. Betts also invest into new crop development which has seen some lovely new leaves for us - landcress is a favourite as is hot wasabi rocket.
Both Stephen and Nick are renowned not only for the quality of their salad but also their environmental stewardship. The farm has an onoing policy of growing wild flower meadows to encourage bees, solar panels are used to replace energy used by the farm and water reservoirs formed to increase water capacity during the summer.
In the meantime now is the season to enjoy their wonderful Kentish salads while they are at their best. The full range includes:
Whole head - Lollo rosso & biondo, Iceberg, Oak leaf, Cos/Romaine, Little Gem
Leaves - Mixed leaf, Mixed baby leaf, Rocket, Hot rocket, Landcress, Baby spinach