Asparagus - The British Asparagus season has started.
The Cambridgeshire Fenland soils, which are very fertile and high
in organic matter are excellent for growing asparagus.
The English asparagus season begins at the end of April and continues
until 21st June. All our asparagus is cut, washed and bundled by
hand on a daily basis. If the weather is particularly hot then the
asparagus is walked over and cut twice a day.
Asparagus is a "super food" containing high levels of
vitamin A, folic acid and it is high in dietary fibre and soluble
fibre. All of this means it can help to prevent some cancers and
Asparagus is low in calories and when eaten as part of a balanced
diet can help with weight loss.
If you are stuck for a gift idea, how about sending a box of our freshly cut asparagus for a gift - suitable for all ages!
Eddie Veal has been growing asparagus on these soils since 1990. His first bed was planted in Sutton, near Ely then as
the popularity of it grew further beds were established in Sutton.
In 1996 Eddie and his family moved to Trinity Farm in March and
further beds were planted there. As word spread of the ability to
buy asparagus directly from the farm more asparagus beds were needed
to be brought into production. The asparagus is sold direct from
the farm both retail and wholesale. Other seasonal vegetables are
available all year round from Trinity Farm, Upwell Road, March.
All the work on the asparagus crop is carried out by Eddie, his
wife Dawn and their two sons William and James.
As well as selling asparagus and other seasonal vegetables at the
farm produce stall Eddie also supplies other local farm shops and
restaurants. If you are a shop or restaurant and could be interested
in selling asparagus, please telephone Eddie on 01354 660645.