This is Steve!

Our founder, Steve Rothwell

We think he’s the bees knees.

A leafy pioneer!

Steve Rothwell founded Steves Leaves over a decade ago at a watercress farm in Hampshire. He knows more about leaves than almost anyone on the planet.

A salad trend setter



Steve shakes up our salad tastes by mixing his beloved peppery watercress with more well known lettuce leaves…



Steve introduces roquette (yes, rocket!) to UK supermarkets, followed by mizuna and even spinach as a salad leaf…



Steve begins work on the salad mixes he’d happily put his name to. Including trying out over 45 varieties of pea shoot before he feels finally ready…

…and in 2012
we launched nationwide!

We start getting out & about…

Out and about

Our first bags hit the shelves…

First bags

Available from Leeds to Lands End!…


Tiny leaves, huge awards

  • healthyfood - Eat the Best - Food & Drink Awards
  • Great Taste
  • Quality Food Q Awards

You agree!!! Turns out Steve’s right, tiny leaves do have more flavour and this is backed up by some great awards.

Steve’s hard work pays off as our smaller, naturally grown baby leaf salads launch to wide acclaim – including a Great Taste award and praise from Masterchef judges John and Greg!


Steve’s Salad Shed
Steve’s Salad Shed

From field to festivals

You can now find our salads in your local Waitrose, online at Ocado and Booths. But if that’s not enough for you, you can follow us on Facebook, or sign up to our newsletter for regular leafy news!