Traditional & Speciality Herbs
Our range of year round herbs includes all the usual suspects and is complemented (in season) by our range of speciality herbs for the more adventurous.
We have a full range of traditional fresh herbs available all year round. In the summer season we grow these herbs in our polytunnels and fields and import them in the winter from selected growers.
Strong notes of spice and a mintyness and has the flavours of clove, cinnamon, and anise.
Used in soups, stews, meat, seafood, vegetable dishes, and sauces.
Chives have a mild, grassy flavour similar to baby spring onions or young leeks.
Coriander has lots of aroma and adds a citrus taste to dishes, widely used in curries.
Widely used as a decorative garnish as well as for flavour.
Dill has green feathery leaves and works well with many other ingredients.
Flat Leaf Parsley
More flavour than curly parsley and great chopped up in fresh salads.
Delicate and fragrant often confused with oregano.
Perfect with lamb and traditional vegetables such as peas, carrots, new potatoes and beans.
A pungent herb that works well with a variety of dishes.
Rosemary is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves.
Used for centuries to flavour pork and poultry dishes and of course combined with onions.
Refreshing with a crisp and salty taste of the sea.
Sorrel has a sour lemony flavour.
Soft green leaves and a distinctive aniseed flavour.
Thyme lends itself very well to slow cooking in stocks and casseroles and adds a strong savoury flavour.
These culinary herbs are what we like to call our “speciality” product and an area of the business that we all really enjoy being involved with.
They are grown on our farm, in addition to our traditional fresh herb crops, for customers who are looking for ‘something different’. With these less common herbs our clients are able to push the boundaries of food flavour and experiment with new ideas.
Many of our culinary herbs have been long forgotten and it’s refreshing to see some of our chefs recreating the traditional uses for them, along with some new and innovative recipe ideas.
The majority of our crop is available for our full growing season from May to September, with some exceptions.
Fantastic herb somewhere between parsley and celery.
The leaves have a strong aniseed/liquorice flavour and make a great addition to salads.
Spearmint flavour with a hint of fruity apple.
Makes an interesting addition to summer drinks and salads.
Combines mint and basil flavours to make a great addition to tomatoes and lamb.
Very strong scent and taste of blackcurrant (limited availability)
Clean and mild cucumber taste… cool as a cucumber in salads!
A great versatile herb with aniseed flavour great with fish dishes (lots available)
A delicate alternative to parsley with a hint of liquorice - “gourmet parsley”.
Imagine after dinner mints in herb form… lots of uses.
Add wasabi flavour to salad and other dishes by using the chopped leaves.
Not to be confused with the outer casing of nutmeg. This is a fresh herb with leaves.
Their subtle garlic flavour is much milder and sweeter than the common chive (lots available)
A feathery aniseed flavoured herb (plenty available)
A slightly bitter, liquorice, minty flavour, very good with fatty meats.
Not just a pretty smell for grandma’s knicker draw… try instead of rosemary (flowering and plenty available)
Chopped lemon balm leaves make a fantastic addition to flavour, butter, vinegars, oils and dressings.
Use this citrus flavoured basil in desserts and savouries alike.
Picked fresh from the greenhouse, is more lemony and fresh than a tired import from Thailand.
Try it in a recipe in which lemon juice or zest are normally used.
Has a very strong, lemon-like scent making it ideal for use in cooking (lots available)
Light and refreshing summery herb to freshen up any summery dishes.
A very distinctive slightly celery-like flavour (lots available)
Surprisingly hot and peppery punch… not just for pretty flowerboxes.
Try flavouring chocolate with this orange scented version of thyme.
Use the leaves fresh in salads or beans, or chop and sprinkle on fish to add a citrus taste.
Has a fresh, fruity aroma that works well with jellies, fruit salads, and ices.
The leaves have a slight cucumber taste and nutty aroma and are often used in salad.
Sharp citrus taste that works well in a salad.
Combines well with vegetables, pulses and rich meats, less bitter than Winter Savory.
A sweet, aniseed flavoured herb which is a very good sugar substitute.
Has a distinct liquorice flavour that doesn’t exist in sweet basil.
No need to forage for it… ours is pampered and fresh!
Fresh clean flavour fantastic for autumn and winter salads.
A very strong peppery taste, so use carefully.
A taste of Yorkshire for your business
Herbs Unlimited are expert suppliers of fresh herbs to all kinds of businesses. We know what a difference having fresh ingredients makes to the success of your recipes and the happiness of your customers. That’s why we deliver traditional herbs all year round from our Yorkshire farms and trusted growers.
Based in the North of England, we’re perfectly positioned to distribute all over the UK. Our own temperature controlled vehicles deliver crisp, delicious, herbs and salads to your premises, with daily distribution to Scotland and London.
We regularly supply to wholesalers, processors, retailers and chefs to ensure the very best produce for customers. Please get in touch if you need large quantities of any of our traditional herbs.Call: 01845 587694 Email Us
Herbs for the home
Delight your family at teatime by bringing our delicious herbs into your home cooking. We have lots of interesting recipe ideas to help you mix up your mealtimes and bring fantastic fresh flavours into your food.
Searching for a delicious Sunday dinner alternative? Try a roast lamb rump with sorrel sauce. For an easy mid-week meal, we recommend a creamy chicken dish with asparagus and tarragon that’s ready in less than half an hour. Or, if you’re looking for an interesting vegetarian meal, gnocchi with parsley, butter and samphire will really impress.
Dried herbs just don’t cut it anymore, not when ordering fresh ones online is so easy through Herbs Unlimited.See Recipies Buy Small Quantities Online