Leeks 750g

Leeks 750g

SKU# FINLEEK750

Availability: In stock

£2.95

Beautifully fresh, straight from our fields. We choose the tastiest varieties and grow them slowly for flavour. One of the first crops we ever grew at Riverford and they’re still a favourite. Punchy and potent but they turn gorgeously sweet when you cook them.

Quick Overview

Beautifully fresh, straight from our fields. We choose the tastiest varieties and grow them slowly for flavour. One of the first crops we ever grew at Riverford and they’re still a favourite. Punchy and potent but they turn gorgeously sweet when you cook them.

How to store leeks

Keep in the bottom of the fridge. They’ll last a week or so.

How to cook leeks

Our top tip for preparing leeks is to cut them in half down the length of the leek, from just above the base, so the two halves stay attached to the root. Rinse well under a running tap. You can use both the white and the green parts. Blanch, braise, roast or stir fry. For an easy pasta sauce, sweat finely sliced leeks gently in butter and oil for 10 mins, add a dollop of cream, mustard, some crispy bacon and season well.

Leek season

We normally start picking in September through until April.

Organic leek farmer

We grow leeks on all our Riverford farms. Nigel Venni and his team at Riverford on Sacrewell Farm grow a fantastic crop for us in Cambridgeshire. Leeks grow well in their naturally silty clay loam soil. Sacrewell Farm is great for veg growing – the soil is very fertile and free-draining.