Perfectly Preserved Lemons – New From Riverford…Preserved Lemon Kit

The kit contains everything needed to make two half litre jars of Riverford’s fragrant organic lemon preserve, including 12 organic unwaxed lemons, spices including cinnamon, cloves, a bay leaf, peppercorns and coriander seeds; as well as Anna’s fail-safe preserve recipe and Riverford jam jar labels (salt is not included). They are really easy to make and make great gifts.


“Preserved lemons are a staple in the Moroccan kitchen, used to add a unique aromatic and sour note to numerous dishes.  They are fantastic chopped up and added to chicken and olive tagine, chickpea and couscous dishes, salads and herby garnishes for fish and rich stews. They are made by lactofermentation which gives them their distinctive flavour and aroma.”

Anna Colquhoun, Riverford’s preserve expert


Riverford’s Preserved Lemon Kit costs £5.49 and can be delivered to your door along with all your other Riverford products and veg. The kit contains enough produce for two half litre kilner jars, which are available separately online for £2.85 each. Available to order from 1st February 2013, while stocks last.


Riverford began in Devon in 1987, delivering organic vegetables to 30 local homes. Word spread, and with it came the challenge of how to meet demand without compromising a commitment to local growing and employment, supporting local farmers and keeping a close link between grower and consumer. The solution was to team up with sister farms who share the same ethos, growing and delivering to their local areas. There are now four Riverford sister farms in the UK: the original Wash Farm in Devon, growing and delivering to homes in the South West and South East; Sacrewell Farm in Cambridgeshire covering East Anglia and the Midlands; Home Farm in North Yorkshire covering the North and Upper Norton Farm in Hampshire covering central Southern England. Together, the four sister farms deliver to around 40,000 homes in the UK each week.


The company has won many awards including Best Online Retailer 2010 and 2011, and Best Ethical Business 2009 in the Observer Ethical Awards, Best Organic Retailer 2009, the Fruit and Vegetable category in the 2009 Soil Association Awards plus Best Independent Retailer in the RSPCA Good Business Awards. Its restaurant the Riverford Field Kitchen won Best Ethical Restaurant 2009 and 2010 in the Observer Food Monthly Awards. Riverford’s first book, the Riverford Farm Cook Book, was published in September 2008 by Fourth Estate and won Best First Book 2009 and Work on British Food 2009 at the Guild of Food Writers Awards. This was followed by a second book in 2011, Everyday and Sunday, Recipes from Riverford Farm.


In 2010 Riverford launched a “Riverford Cooks” campaign to inspire people to cook from scratch using a vegbox. Riverford Cooks work up and down the country in their local communities on activities from cooking lunches in people’s homes through to public cookery workshops and demos. To find out about events in your local area and swap recipe ideas join the online Riverford Cooks community at