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, with a price tag to match, and have a distinct, intense savoury flavour. Sprue is the term for young, very slender asparagus. Asparagus has a nutritious punch, with high levels of vitamins A and C, potassium, iron and calcium.
Our asparagus comes from Johnny Cave, Hall Farm, West Rudham.
You can purchase the finest Norfolk asparagus from our online shop here.
Early season strawberries
The first of the seasons early strawberries are now available and although not from our usual supplier Sharrington Strawberries, it is always a good thing to bite into a Norfolk strawberry!
Strawberries are also great in a salads, or why not try them with a few scoups of Lakenham Creamery vanilla ice cream with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar reduction. Just like the Italians have them! Yummy!
You can purchase our current strawberries via our online shop here.
Quite obviously not a Norfolk product but the first Jersey Royal potatoes is always a highlight of any fruit and veg calendar.
Simply prepare like this…
Wash the potatoes in cold water to remove any soil, giving them a gentle scrub if necessary, but leave on the fine skin. Cut any large potatoes in half. Bring a large pan of water to the boil and add a good pinch of salt. Lower in the potatoes and add mint sprigs, if you like, then simmer for 10-15 minutes or until just tender. Drain well and serve warm with the butter of your choice.
Order Jersey Royals can be purchased via our online shop here.