Fresh Herbs – With a Difference
Our fresh herbs are grown organically. They are washed before being taken to market and are sold in 100% biodegradable packaging (made from cornstarch by Vegware). Our herbs are significantly cheaper (and substantially fresher) than those found at major supermarkets and have a longer shelf life. We pick the morning of each market so the herbs are picked, washed, packaged and sold the same day.
We grow, harvest, wash, dry and package our own herbs which means we control the end-to-end process. As small-scale, artisan producers we use manual processes to ensures the highest quality output. It takes time, effort and attention to detail – but it is worth it. We dry only our excess fresh produce which means we are drying our herbs continually throughout the year.
At Within Radius we pride ourselves in our drying techniques. We pick at specific times of the day (depending on what we are harvesting) and minimise the time between picking and drying to ensure a vibrant product that retains its colour, is highly aromatic and is packed full of flavour when they reach the consumer (everything you want your herbs to be). So don’t leave them as a “pantry ornament”.
We provide rosemary as a dried herb and also ground to a powder. When ground to a powder rosemary is very potent so use it sparingly. It can be used as a rub on roast lamb, sprinkled on meat before grilling or barbecuing, added to gravy, sprinkled onto baked potatoes or added to home made breads – including corn bread.
Although best known as an accompaniment to lamb, rosemary also pairs well with pork, chicken and rabbit.
Our prices compared to supermarkets
The price of our fresh herbs is on par with the larger supermarkets. We are able to compete on price with supermarket brands because we do not have to pay for shipping costs (sometimes half way around the world). We have not have to pay a third party to process our herbs and we have not had to pay for prime position on supermarket shelves. Instead, we put all our effort into our labour so we can create the best possible product.