We work with growers that share our philosophy of prioritising flavour in their growing, and we have a unique ability to build relationships based on trust and a common vision. It takes time, patience, tireless commitment and a wealth of expertise to achieve the fullest sensory experience.
From Yorkshire and Cornwall in the UK to the southern tip of the Sicilian coast in Italy, our producers span a wide area of the European continent. What unites them is their commitment to growing for flavour.
We trust our producers to grow as they know best, using hard-earned knowledge and care for the land. For some, this knowledge has been gained from generations-long farming of the same vegetable, as it is with the Tomlinsons and the Yorkshire Rhubarb they grow. Others, like Mike the Woodman, have dedicated their life’s work to one particular cultivar, saving seeds year-on-year to perfect the resulting crop.
Here are profiles of just a few of the growers we work with.
Mike the Woodman
Epping Forest, Essex
Torre del Greco, Campania
Celle Ligure, Italia
Martin & Ted Sanders
Mora Farm, Cornwall
Our sourcing goes much deeper into the regions where we buy and it is as reliant on our team’s knowledge & expertise as it is on the passion of our growers.
With our own teams on the ground in Brooklyn and L.A., we are building a growing community that unites independent, sustainably-driven growers on both coasts. These specialized sourcing hubs give us real control over the way we source, allowing us to push the boundaries of flavor whilst simultaneously restoring transparency to the supply chain with a force that no other supplier on the East Coast can match.
This pioneering work in the US builds on past fifteen years developing close relationships with some of the best growers in Europe; with hubs in London, Paris, Milan and Barcelona. We are in a unique position to bring outstanding heirloom varieties to New York: from Robert Tomlinson's Forced Yorkshire Rhubarb to Antonello's Sand-Forced Radicchios. In broadening the reach of these specialists, we are protecting fast-disappearing but vital elements of our cultural heritage.
Chiaromonte Gulfi, Sicily
Mas & Nikiko
Masumoto Farm, CA
Bodhitree Farm, NJ
In Reedly, CA