Asparagus - Now Picking

British Asparagus is now coming into season. It's my favourite vegetable. Buy it fresh from these local growers:

Farndon Fields Farm Shop

Cattows Farm Shop

Manor Farm Shop, Catthorpe

The Malt Kiln Farm Shop, Stretton-Under-Fosse

Scaddows Farm Shop

Abbey Farm near Wolvey (On the B4109) also sell from the farm gate and at farmers' markets, and Rutland PYO, near Edith Weston, are listed on another site as selling it, but I have yet to get their details.

If you know of other local producers please let me know.

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I can heartily recommend the Asparagus from Farndon Fields, pretty reasonably priced too. Be very careful if looking for home-grown Asparagus on Leicester Market though. Last week there were several stalls awash with the stuff, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was in season, but nowhere could I see a sign that it was UK grown. Closer inspection of the trays which the bunches had been delivered in, revealed Egypt as the point of origin…

Mark, (Email ) (URL) - 14-05-’09 13:26

Thanks Mark, and a good point about checking the provenance of what you buy.
I’m a great fan of Leicester (and other) markets, but there’s no doubt that, with one or two exceptions, it’s very much a ‘price led’ business.

Phil, (Email ) (URL) - 14-05-’09 14:11

I'm somewhat incapacitated at present so replies may take some time. Please post urgent enquiries at the forum.

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