Primrose

Having had a youth of chronic fatigue, M.E and poor digestion, Primrose Matheson set out on a mission to understand her body and what was needed to maintain it in perfect health. This led her into Naturopathic and Complementary health studies and a degree in Homeopathy the knowledge of which she has used to design natural and wholesome food. She started with muesli as breakfast is (as a nation) our favourite meal of the day due to its quick assembly and had a desire to make it into a healthy food for any occasion, not just first thing in the morning.

By including ingredients you might associate more with lunch or dinner such as beetroot and carrot she wanted create a versatile health food that tasted great and could be eaten as a healthy snack whatever time of the day. Ideally for a more balanced diet we should be eating as much or more fruit and vegetables than we do grains. See the Eatwell plate to give you an idea of the daily intake of the various types of food we should be eating.

From this it seemed logical that if she was going to add a healthy ingredient like vegetables why not add other nutritious ingredients not found in breakfast muesli that support good health.

By incorporating beneficial and thoughtful ingredients into our muesli we at Primroses kitchen hope to make keeping a balanced diet easier. For an insiders look at what is good about our ingredients see our ‘Ingredients page’.

Since then she has developed new products in order to make healthy eating a little easier and encourages her customers to empower themselves through the food they eat and listen to their bodies.

“We are constantly told what we should and shouldn’t eat, I ask people to listen to their body. If something makes you feel good and energised then eat it, if it does the opposite then don’t- it sounds simple but we have forgotten how intelligent our bodies are and when we listen to our bodies and make changes to our life we feel empowered. Everything in our life offers us an experience to grow from, when we find the answers within ourselves I believe we have found the root of happiness”.

Meet the Team

Nicki

Nikki

Production Assistant

Nikki lives with her mum in a nearby village. Nikki’s boyfriend is Chris, a local tree surgeon, though we suspect that the ultimate love of her life is Razer, her 10 year old retired thoroughbred racehorse! Nikki also has two dogs, three cats and some chickens and believes the perfect night in should include chocolate and the Lord of The Rings movies.

Richard

Richard

Production Assistant

Richard lives locally and is married to Sam, they have a lovely rescued Heinz 57 dog called Ruby. Richard collects and sells motoring antiques, vintage bikes and motorcycles and enjoys restoring classic cars, his favourite is his Supercharged MG Midget. Richard fills his spare time with cooking using locally sourced and foraged ingredients, and he also brews his own beer in his home microbrewery (one of his best brews so far is Wonston Weedkiller, made with nettles!).

Steve

Steve

Production Assistant

Steve lives down the road with his wife Cynthia, they have two dogs, a Springador called Will and a Labrador called Max. Steve likes to make the most of the Dorset countryside by spending his spare time photographing the local landscape, he also enjoys target archery. Steve is interested in military history and his favourite book of all time is Catch 22 by Joseph Heller.

Emil

Emil

Production Team Leader

Emil comes in from Dorchester where he lives with his wife Nisha, they don’t have any pets here, though Emil has a cat back in Poland. Emil is studying for a degree in Mechanical Design Engineering as well as working with us. In his spare time, he loves to visit and explore new places and go camping. To chill out Emil enjoys watching movies and reading, especially sci-fi.

Anna

Anna

Production Manager

Anna lives close by with her partner Rob. They have two collies, a cat, sheep and a guinea fowl called Fred. In her spare time Anna enjoys running around the Dorset country lanes or along the beautiful Jurassic Coast, she is a member of the local running club. She loves veggie curry, especially with lots of chilli, and could probably eat houmous with everything.

Donna

Donna

General Manager

Donna lives with her fire-fighter husband, Dan, and their two young sons. Donna spends most of her spare time trying to keep up with Toby and Sam and has developed amazing lego building skills. Donna loves a cosy winter Sunday with fires lit, a roast in the oven and pyjamas until tea time.

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Isla

Zen Teacher

Her favourite vegetable is avocado. She loves little treats of granola and running round in the fields at Eden Park.