Wild garlic Grown by Guy Singh-Watson at Baddaford Farm, Devon

£2.95 / 100g

About

Organic wild garlic, foraged fresh from the woods around our Devon farm. Glossy, juicy and pungent, with a milder flavour than the dried bulbs – wild garlic leaves are one of the joys of spring. The season is short, so enjoy while you can!

We work to a Wild Harvesting Management Plan approved by the Soil Association to make sure our harvesting of wild garlic is done in a sustainable and responsible way.

The wild garlic is harvested from areas that we then leave untouched for the next two seasons to regenerate. We only harvest the leaves which come from a bulb that can then grow more leaves the following year. Wild garlic also produces hermaphrodite flowers that are pollinated by insects to produce seeds - to encourage regeneration pockets of wild garlic are left around trees.

Wild garlic shares a habitat with some inedible leaves. Our eagle-eyed picking team take every precaution to make sure these don’t end up in your box; however, if you do find any unfamiliar leaves, please discard them.

Country of origin

Produced in
  • The UK

UK Seasonality

In season from March to May, we tend to put it in the boxes a couple of times in the season.
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Such a strong and lovely flavour!
- Nicky, Riverford customer

How to prepare

The pungent leaves are good stirred into soups, risottos, pasta dishes and eggs right at the end of cooking. Or, for hardcore garlic fans, try wild garlic shredded into salads.

You can whizz them into a powerful pesto, with walnuts, Parmesan, olive oil and lemon zest. Or, for a flavoursome spread that goes with everything from steak to wilted greens, mash chopped garlic leaves into softened butter.

Storage

Keep in the fridge use within a few days.

  • Grown by Guy Singh-Watson, Baddaford Farm, Devon

    Guy Singh-Watson is the founder of Riverford, and grew up on our own Wash Farm, Devon. These days, he also has his own farm just next door: Baddaford. On this 150-acre farm, nestled in a steep-sided valley, Guy and his team grow all sorts of organic fruit and veg for our boxes; from summer strawberries to autumn squash.

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