Glaswegian, Janet Henderson, travels through Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
Staying with her vegetarian Aunt based in Vienna, Janet’s passion for the organic, local and raw vegetarian food is ignited.
Janet returns to Scotland and marries James ‘Mac’ Henderson.
They move to the East Lothian farm and start their family, surrounded by the organic fruit and vegetables grown on the farm.
Janet spends her time raising their seven children and developing recipes that used their organic produce to its fullest potential.
Hendersons Farm Shop opens: selling soups, salads and fresh organic fruit and vegetable to Edinburgh's population.
Following it's success, Hendersons rapidly expands into the basement beneath the Shop, opening the iconic counter service restaurant.
Hendersons expands again, this time to occupy the building on Thistle Street that is now Hendersons Vegan.
The Salad Table expands again too, now opening a new lower seating area, with vaults and booth seating, where live music is still performed nightly to this day.
Hendersons launches their first cookbook.
The Henderson Gallery opens, featuring exhibitions by many local and well known artists, including the Stone Roses' guitarist, John Squire, and graffiti artist Elph.
Hendersons celebrates 50 years with a 50 day line up of special events and celebrations.
Hendersons Vegan opens. Following a desire to showcase the best in vegan cuisine and provide a dedicated space for vegan customers, Hendersons opens its new 100% vegan outlet on Thistle Street.
Hendersons at Holyrood opens serving a mix of Hendersons classic dishes and new street food offerings.
Hendersons wins the Broons Scottish Family Business of the Year Award and Scotland’s Best Vegetarian Establishment Award at the Scottish Food Awards through the year of 2016.
Hendersons win The Herald Scottish Family Business award
Hendersons win the Food Awards Best Vegetarian Business 2019
Two of Janet's grandaughters, Janet and Eneka join the family business! They are dedicated to following their grandmother's path, with lots of healthy and sustainable ideas