One of my very first blog posts was about the local asparagus farm I found in Horsforth, Leeds, last year. Well, it’s back and is proving to be incredibly popular too. When we arrived on Saturday eager to make our purchase we had to wait ten minutes as they were out in the fields speedily picking more because they had sold out within 20 minutes of opening. After a short wait, a chap arrived with a box piled high with fresh asparagus and I got 3 big bunches for just £6 from some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet.
We had some of the asparagus that evening and it was amazing to eat what had been picked only two hours before. This is something that supermarkets will never be able to achieve and it is a real loss. I can’t urge you strongly enough to go local whenever you can. The difference in taste and quality is just astounding.
Mr M rustled this up after being inspired by a recipe on that morning’s installment of Saturday Kitchen – a favourite show in our geeky household! Pea and asparagus risotto with plaice – delicious.