Meet the grower

Experienced salad cress growers

Established in 1956, W.S. Bentley is a family business that specialises in growing and selling our own salad produce. We started our life as a market garden growing and supplying salad onions, beetroot, radishes and more to wholesalers before spotting a need in the market to grow salad cress.

We have specialised in growing salad cress – sometimes know as mustard cress or garden cress – since the late 1960s. Traditionally seen as a salad garnish or the perfect partner in an egg sandwich, we are on a mission to show the versatility of salad cress that can be incorporated into your favourite dishes to give them a little kick.

Our crops do not stop there; we also grow a range of other salad produce. From microgreens and salad cress to pea shoots and sprouting mixed beans, we are passionate about growing quality products that taste great and are nutritious.

Salad cress, sprouting mixed beans and our range of microgreens are all grown at our main site in Gomersal in West Yorkshire; whereas our pea shoots are grown at our site near Selby in North Yorkshire. We grow, pack and wash all of our own produce before distributing nationwide. You will find our salad cress in the majority of the UK’s supermarkets.

Want some inspiration on how to use our products? Then visit our recipes page.

Our commitment

We are committed to growing and delivering quality produce, which is why everything we grow is Red Tractor Assured. Regularly checked by independent experts, the Red Tractor logo delivers a level of trust that food is farmed and prepared to a high standard in the UK.

All products are packed to BRC Global Standards, providing assurance that our crops are safe, legal and of high quality.


We all remember growing cress at school. It is perfect for teaching children about growing crops, the science behind it and healthy eating. And because it grows so quickly, it helps to keep them excited about the growing process.

If you are a teacher or student who is interested in finding out more about growing salad cress then visit our Education Zone.

Our accreditations

High quality produce and the way we look after people is extremely important to us here at W.S. Bentley, which is why we are proud to adhere to several leading industry standards and accreditations to give our customers and consumers peace of mind when choosing any of our products.

Meet the team

At W.S. Bentley we are family-run and this ethos filters into the entire company, working together to deliver great tasting results. From growing and packing our own products, to customer service and sales, every member of our team contributes to the successful running of W.S. Bentley.