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Simon Weir, of Turf Croft Herbs, grows most of our herbs, in a small farm in the New Forest. He has been growing herbs for nearly 30 years now, and has always shied away from using chemicals and pesticides. However, since there was little interest in organic herbs until recently, it was only a few years ago that he applied for organic certification; he just sold his herbs as conventional produce. Recent interest in organic growing means Simon has changed few of his growing techniques, but they have finally been given the appreciation they deserve.
During the winter season, we source some of our herbs from a family-run farm set up by Francesco Barduca in 1977 on the outskirts of Borgoricco in Italy. Francesco Barduca has always combined a love for the soil with an awareness of the need for environmental protection.
Coriander is an extremely versatile herb, with a distinctive, spicy flavour. Add chopped leaves to curries, stews, soups, salad and sauces. Also great for Indian and Thai cooking. Keep wrapped up in a plastic bag, in your fridge. This will retain moisture and keep it fresh for you.