Rokewood Ltd has been producing oriental vegetables since 1987 with a produce portfolio that includes over 20 different varieties, the most popular being Pak Choi (Bok Choy). Other leading vegetables include Choi Sum, Kai Choi, Kai Lan (Chinese Broccoli), Chinese Celery, and Tong Ho.
The demand for Oriental food in the UK has grown steadily over the past three decades and Rokewood Ltd has grown with it. Nowadays, it is not just restaurants that seek Oriental produce, both Chinese and English supermarkets also buy from Rokewood Ltd.
Rokewood Ltd's relationship with growers abroad ensures the supply of vegetables all year round. Exotic produce that cannot be grown under UK climate conditions is supplied through these special relationships. Imported produce includes pomelo, lotus root, green radish, water chestnut, winter melon, yam bean, arrowroot, arrowhead (for Chinese New Year) and sweet potatoes (purple flesh) for the Chinese ex-pat community.
As a supplier to both major UK and Chinese supermarkets/outlets, there is a requirement to produce high quality fresh vegetables whilst adhering to the highest standards of cleanliness and care. That is why Rokewood Ltd takes pride in its extensive quality assurance and food safety programmes. As a matter of fact, every step of the way, stringent monitoring and processes exist to ensure that nothing but the finest quality vegetables ever reach the customer.
Rokewood Ltd has always maintained and built long-term relationships with suppliers, staff and customers for mutual benefit.
Rokewood Ltd aims to find ways on how to introduce and educate oriental and exotic produce to the UK public. The Rokewood Ltd' website contains easy and simple recipes on how to cook and prepare oriental produce. In addition there are some recipes created for Rokewood Ltd by TV chef and author Ching-He Huang. Ching is a recognized TV chef and creator/adaptor of both traditional and fusion Chinese cooking. (For more of Rokewood Ltd recipes please go to our recipes section.)
THE WISBECH SITE
Rokewood Ltd has been working the land in Wisbech for a considerable number of years, currently led by managing director David Lam, who is continually raising the bar in order to set new standards. On the Farm, he is supported by a capable team of 18 staff.
The main production encompasses approximately 15 acres of protected cover area, including glasshouses and tunnels. There is also an additional 15 acres of land on the site available for future development including plans for the construction of a larger pack house and coldstore.
PHILOSOPHY & BEST PRACTICE
Rokewood Ltd believes in innovation through experimentation and trials in order to meet future demands, to encourage the culture of best practise and to be environmentally friendly. This philosophy has led to the successful growing and/or packing of the company's landmark product Pak Choi and other select Chinese vegetables.
ENSURING HIGH QUALITY
The growing of a variety of crops allows for wide rotations to improve quality, as well as reducing chemical inputs. Rokewood Ltd works 34 acres of grade one silt soil and prides itself on some of the most talented and motivated growers around.
Operates a full traceability system - produce can be traced from seed to final product
Assured Produce accredited
All systems operated are controlled by own HACCP system by a dedicated team
An accredited pest control system is in place.
Packaging in contact with produce is of food grade materials
Most staff are trained in basic food hygiene
As a member of the Assured Produce Scheme and LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming), Rokewood Ltd prides itself on traceability and growing speciality vegetables primarily for the quality retail outlets. Rokewood Ltd are renowned for their unrivalled customer service.
Since 1987, Rokewood Ltd has been both packer and marketing arm for niche market crops, their ability to provide complete customer service has set them apart from the competition. Pak Choi requires high quality handling at every stage and demands specialist growing skills. Rokewood Ltd are specialists and have become renowned leading suppliers.