One of Britain's best-kept secrets, Carlin Peas (available dried, canned and jarred) are a much-loved traditional food in the North of England and make a great alternative to chickpeas, with excellent flavour and texture.
Our Black Badgers are a classic brown Carlin Pea, also know as Black or Grey Peas and popularly served as Parched Peas in Lancashire, simply boiled up and eaten with vinegar and salt.
With their firm texture and delicious nutty flavour, Carlin Peas make an excellent British substitute for chickpeas.
Tasty, versatile and easy to cook, these whole olive green lentils don’t need soaking and add a superb rich, nutty flavour to soups, stews and salads.
We began trialling lentils in the UK in 2015 and had our first commercial harvest in 2018. Now we work with a small group of farmers in Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire and Sussex, all of whom are working to create more diverse, regenerative farming systems.