Discover why LUSH uses watercress in H'Suan Wen Hua hair treatment

Watercress is in the news again this week both here and also the other side of world in Australia due to a hair-care product produced by Dorset based cosmetics company LUSH.

Read More
James HarperComment
Print Friendly and PDF
Grower profile: Meet Dorset Watercress Production Manager Gabriella Placidi

Life as a Production Manager is diverse, challenging but ultimately incredibly rewarding says Gabby; " You can't beat walking into a local shop, picking up a bag and knowing that the watercress there has been planned, sown, harvested and delivered by our team. “

Read More
James HarperComment
Print Friendly and PDF
Abel & Cole visit our Dorset watercress farms

Anne,  Oli and Frank from Abel & Cole joined James and Gabby to discover how watercress production is unique, why we farm in Dorset for the summer and Jerez, Spain for the winter and what makes watercress stand out from other salad leaves.

Read More
James HarperComment
Print Friendly and PDF
You could be one of our watercress ambassadors?

We are on the hunt for ambassadors for The Watercress Company who can help us spread the passion on how watercress is eaten, its health benefits and how the the creativity of the UK makes this humble leaf so special. 

Read More
Print Friendly and PDF
Award Winning Watercress Warrior; the beer causing quite a stir!

A fistful of watercress stiffens our resolve to have a hand in award winning beer

Read More
James HarperComment
Print Friendly and PDF
The UK Fruit & Vegetable Awards 2018

Please support our entry in the UK Fruit & Vegetable Awards 2018 for our Watercress: The Super Salad campaign

Read More
James HarperComment
Print Friendly and PDF
Broccoli shortage? fear not, UK Watercress is thriving in the hot weather....

As the nation’s children have just broken up for summer, the sun continues to shine and now there’s a reported shortage of broccoli they must be feeling like all their Christmases have come at once! 

Read More
Tom AmeryComment
Print Friendly and PDF
Watercress booms in the heatwave

Tom speaks to BBC radio Berkshire about how the heatwave is having little impact on Watercress production unlike other farmers

Read More
Louis Cox
Print Friendly and PDF
We want our Government to follow the lead of Australia & ban commercial sunbeds

We are working with a reaserch team to discover how watercress can support the body to defend against skin damage from UVr that can lead to skin cancer and specifically Melanoma.

Read More
Print Friendly and PDF
Watercress growing & cookery competition 2018

As part of our ongoing drive to encourage children to become interested in the food that they eat as well and where it comes from we launched a watercress growing and cookery competition at this year’s Watercress Festival.

Read More
Print Friendly and PDF
Herb planters used to create refreshing soft drinks and natural fresh green teas

Our HQ at Waddock near Dorchester is abuzz with excitement following the delivery of three bespoke herb planters packed full with a range of medicinal herbs specially selected to allow our staff and visitors to smell, pick and use throughout the day.  While most of us use a few staple herbs in the kitchen, 18 different species presented at once is like "catnip" to us!!

Read More
Print Friendly and PDF
Prince of wales smoothie video

Traditionally watercress soup was the answer to consuming a ‘big hit’ of watercress, providing a significant nutritional boost to your diet.  We stand by this, as it’s still one of the most talked about soup recipes, with many celebrities adding personal testimonies to its recognised health-promoting properties.

Read More
Print Friendly and PDF