LOCAL YORKSHIRE ASPARAGUS IS HERE!
We love to see new season Yorkshire Asparagus in our Greengrocery. Ours is picked fresh every morning by The Spilman Family on their farm at Sessay, near Thirsk just 51 miles away.
• The Spilman family have been growing asparagus since 1970
• Everything is done by hand; planting the crowns, harvesting the spears and then grading and packing them
• Picked fresh, straight from the field
• Their asparagus will be available in the greengrocery until June
Richard Spilman says “All the asparagus is all planted by hand in May and is cropped two years later. The secret to our great tasting asparagus is the pride we take in carefully planting our asparagus, plus the sandy soil that it is grown in. The asparagus roots are able to dig very deep down into this sandy soil.
Once the asparagus is ready, it is all picked by hand and carried in baskets straight to the packhouse, where it is sorted, cut and prepared by hand whilst it is fresh. It is then bundled ready for sale the same day to our customers.”
Head down to the Greengrocery at Blacker Hall Farm Shop today to get yours.