It’s sunny out, so we’re pleased to be able to offer some produce to contribute to that spring feeling!
There’s a limited amount of UK asparagus from Bedlam Farm in Cambridgeshire, but availability will increase in the coming weeks. Lucy Watts in Lincolnshire has started harvesting for their farm shop, but she should have enough to send us from next week (along with a batch of wild birdseed). Asparagus is notoriously sensitive to cold, so it’s good to see temperatures nudging 20 degrees from Thursday.
And Rhubarb! No one needs an excuse to make a classic crumble 🙂 It’s also a lovely addition to your morning porridge and lends itself well to chutney making and home infused rhubarb gin.
While there isn’t much UK produce available right now, this is a very busy time for all of our growers. The Wasses in Yorkshire have their hands full planting crops under fleece – it’s still cold in those Yorkshire hills. They‘ve completed 5 acres already and expect to be able send new produce in 3 weeks, starting with lettuces, pak choi and turnips. Ward & Thompson near Blackpool have lots of work on too. The lovely weather is really helping plants along, so plenty of weeding and watering is needed.
From the end of this week we’ll have a bit of a gap on coriander for a few weeks, but the selection of other herbs is expanding. Look out for tarragon, thyme and lovage from Strawberry Fields in Lincolnshire.