Alison Dodd started  Herbs Unlimited in 1992 driven by her passion for good food and the poor availability of quality fresh herbs from her days as a Cordon Bleu chef. Starting with a couple of acres of old pasture from her father Alison got her first big break when a sausage company asked to use her fresh herbs and placed their first order of 50kg.

In 2002 Alison joined forces with farmers Trevor Bosomworth and his father Robin to form Sandhutton Growers Ltd. The Bosomworths had been hit badly by the foot and mouth epidemic in 2001 and lost their pig and dairy herds. They were looking to diversify and herbs looked like a good option. Since the partnership was formed they have expanded their acreage and range of herbs and salads year on year and Alison’s son Philip joined the business as Operations Director 7 years ago to look after the 90 acres of field crops.

Herbs Unlimited has a large product range; From Standard Fresh herbs, baby salad mixes, Washed and ready to eat Salads to their extensive range of speciality herbs and edible flowers available in the summer. Keep an eye out for their best-selling old favourites; Basil, Mint, Coriander and Thyme as well as their more unusual products such as Samphire, Lemon Verbena and edible flowers.

So what makes Herbs Unlimited so special? They believe that fresh cut herbs and salads from Yorkshire are of the best quality; delivering great taste for customers that really desire fresh flavour.

Founder Alison says: “I feel my biggest achievement is my contribution towards getting fresh herbs back into everyday lives, I feel very proud of this and am delighted that fresh herbs are being recognised as a primary flavour”

Herbs Unlimited herb packs and retail salad bags can be found in Farm Shops and Delis across Yorkshire and beyond. Their edible flowers can be bought online at along with Alison’s Guide to Culinary Herbs and their uses.

About The Author

Catherine Scott is Associate Features Editor for Yorkshire Post Newspapers. A self-confessed foodie, she is also a judge of the Deliciousyorkshire/Yorkshire Post Taste Awards.

Let us know what you think