From Paddock to Plate - Our Process

Rosevale - a handa holding lentils

Knowing where your food comes from isn’t just nice to know, it’s an important part of your food purchasing choices.

And if you’re anything like us, putting the health of your family first is non-negotiable.

Which is why at Rosevale Lentils, we’re passionate about the paddock to plate philosophy.

We’d like for you to have complete transparency about the processes we follow to harvest our lentils, and how they end up on your plate.

For decades, Marty and his team have been harvesting our nutritious lentils following refined and tested processes.

Before we can start the planting process, we have to do a lot of detailed planning,” explains Marty.

Rosevale - Lentils plant

Planting

In May each year, we carefully plant the seeds.  Together with his team, Marty uses a rotation system to optimally secure the best soil for each crop.

The care and maintenance processes in the months to come are vital to secure the best harvest.

We take pride in looking after our crops very well every day,” says Marty. This includes getting rid of weeds, monitoring rainfall and offering protection against wind and pests when and where needed.

Rosevale - Harvesting lentils

Harvesting

Harvesting takes place any time from September to late December. Here, timing is critical, as weather conditions can influence the harvesting process.

Our red and French lentils are grown separately and cleaned separately using state of the art food grade cleaners.

As our lentils are certified as gluten free, the SAP Pathology body tests our produce periodically throughout the year and we clean the machinery thoroughly between uses,” says Marty.

We then store the lentils in large silos on site.

Rosevale - Protein bar kit packaging

Packaging

When the time comes for the lentils to enter the stage of preparing to go to market, we transport them to a family owned packaging company in Adelaide where they are carefully packaged.

We’ve taken utmost care in choosing the perfect company to handle and package our lentils. We are proud to say that the packaging company we use carries above HACCP rating – they have Food Safety System Certification 22000.

They follow strict food safety guidelines which are continually monitored.

Rosevale - Lentil and lentil dish on a plate

...to your plate

Back at our Rosevale home, Anna heads up the online ordering process. Whether you order in bulk or for single family use, Anna ensures sure that each client receives their goods in the shortest possible time frame, with the best customer service.

A list of much loved restaurants are regular clients of Rosevale Lentils, of which we are very proud.

Buying our freshly harvested lentils has so many benefits – not only for your health, but for the environment, too.

Are you ready to put our paddock to plate philosophy to the test? Shop our whole lentils here.

Shop the range

Whole Lentil Dhal Curry <br>Kit</br>

Whole Lentil Dhal Curry
Kit

$9.90
  • Ready in under 30 minutes
  • Feeds 4 to 6 people
  • Add only 3 ingredients
Whole Red Lentils <br>1.5kg</br>

Whole Red Lentils
1.5kg

$16.90
  • For the seasoned lentil cook
  • Resealable bag for freshness
  • Long shelf life
Whole Red Lentils <br>750g</br>

Whole Red Lentils
750g

$12.90
  • For everyday lentil meals
  • Resealable bag for freshness
  • Sweet, distinct flavour
Mild Curry <br>Kit</br>

Mild Curry
Kit

$9.90
  • The family midweek meal
  • Freezes well
  • Add only 2 ingredients

Our Delicious Lentil Recipes

Choc Lentil Protein Powder

Choc Lentil Protein Powder

Do you love a high protein smoothie in the mornings? I sure do, I have been trialing this recipe for weeks now and still loving it!

Healthy Baked Sweet Potato with Moroccan Lentils

This recipe is a great vegetarian meal, hearty and filling with brilliant spices to warm you up on a cold winter night.

Easy Peasy Lentil Soup

The golden thread that runs through our business is convenience – quick cooking, easy lentil recipes using simple, healthy ingredients. Our easy peasy lentil soup is exactly that.

Our Latest Lentil Articles

The differences between red and French lentils

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Secrets to perfectly and deliciously cooked lentils

Cooking lentils is fun, easy and delicious. We share our secrets and tips to cooking lentils so you can experience the best these little superfoods have to offer on your plate.

The health benefits of red lentils

Red lentils showcase astounding amounts of essential vitamins and minerals that your body will be happy to obtain. Incorporating whole red lentils in your diet is a great way to get the health benefits they offer.

Rosevale Lentils Farm Door

If you are in the area and wish to purchase our
products straight from the farm gate, please call the
below number prior to arrival.

145 Kangaroo Flat Road
Yorketown
South Australia 5576

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