Westwood & Sons
About Westwood & Sons
The Westwood family have been producing rhubarb in the famous rhubarb triangle (a nine square mile in Yorkshire between Rothwell, Morley and Wakefield) for many generations.
Westwood forced rhubarb is grown in dark barns and picked by candlelight to produce the highly prized bright pink sweet stems. This prevents the stems from photosynthesising and turning green and hard. The sulphur rich soil and frosty microclimate are great assets to the area and help the rhubarb thrive; the rhubarb stems can grow two inches a day with the right conditions and enough water.
Yorkshire forced rhubarb is neither easy nor cheap to grow. Cuttings are taken from mature plants and grown outdoors for two years before being brough inside and forced. All of the work on the farm is done by hand, watering, harvesting and packing.
All of the work on the farm is done by hand, watering, harvesting and packing.
Classic Fresh Foods team