Seasonal means vegetables and fruit available at this time of the year in our Farm Shop. Straight from our fields and other local suppliers, they are packed full of flavour and taste and super fresh - who could ask for anything better!
Picking from our fields now, However we stop picking 21st June so come and buy it soon from our Farm Shop at £2.50 a bunch or £10 for 5 bunches. (as of 11.06.18)
Labour-intensive to grow, asparagus are the young shoots of a cultivated lily plant. They're considered to be one of the delicacies of the vegetable world and have a distinct, intense savoury flavour. Sprue is the term for young, very slender asparagus. All types pack a nutritional punch with high levels of vitamins A and C, potassium, iron and calcium.
How to Prepare
Sprue needs no preparation other than a wash. For larger asparagus, which has more flavour, bend the spear until it snaps and then discard the woody end.
How to Store
Wrap in damp kitchen paper, put in a paper or plastic bag and keep in the salad drawer of the fridge. You can also store it in a glass or jug of cold water in the fridge.
How to Cook
There are several different ways of cooking asparagus:
- Boil for 3-5 minutes
- Steam for 4-5 minutes, depending on size
- Sprinkle with sea salt, brush with oil and roast for 15 minutes or grill for 5 minutes.
Simon established his business in 1982 and has gradually expanded over the years producing strawberries and raspberries. We wouldn’t go anywhere else to get our local strawberries/raspberries to supply to our customers - they are simply the best! Best served with meringue and cream (also stocked by us).
Readily availaible now int the Farm Shop at £2.95 a punnet (as of 11.06.18)