Vitacress has a proud tradition of growing, procuring, packing and selling the finest in fresh produce. From our humble beginnings with one acre of watercress, we have become an international company, employing 1500 people and managing 720 hectares of farms and nurseries. Some key moments in our journey are detailed below

1951 Vitacress established in Hampshire

1964 Introduction of cold chain

1986 Opening of St Mary Bourne salad facility

1988 Baby salad leaves launched in the UK market

1989 Van Heyningen Brothers pioneer fresh herbs in the UK

2003 Launch of Vitacress brand in Portugal

2005 Launch of Vitacress Espana

2006 Launch of spring water washing for salads

2008 Vitacress joins Grupo RAR

2010 Van Heyningen Brothers joins Vitacress

2010 Launch of Steve's Leaves

2011 Launch of Vitacress Real in the Netherlands

2015 New living herb facility and packhouse in Chichester