CORNISH ASPARAGUS

Lower Croan, Sladesbridge, Near Wadebridge,

Cornwall. PL27 6JH

Tel: 01208 841237 or Email: info@cornish-asparagus.co.uk

We are open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10ish to 6ish throughout the season.

How to find us:

From Bodmin – take A389 towards Wadebridge. After about 5 miles look for a staggered junction with signpost for Hingham Mill on the right opposite the layby. Turn right here – entrance 300yds at top of hill on right.

From Wadebridge – take A389 towards Bodmin. Go through Sladesbridge past garden centre and take next left turning towards St Mabyn – entrance 300yds at top of hill on right.

Preparation for planting.

Preparing for planting

Planting

Planting

Cornish Asparagus
Lower Croan is a mixed farm, with suckler cows from which we produce prime organic beef, we also produce cereals (most of which are fed back to our cattle), in recent years we have added an Asparagus crop. We have a wide diversity of wildlife, birds and wild flowers here and have created various different habitats available under the Countryside Stewardship Scheme.
Initially, it was our love of eating asparagus encouraged us to try growing it, and we planted our first crop by hand on two acres of land in spring 2005, despite the wintry weather conditions with sleet, rain and gales! Thanks to our ongoing efforts that year the plants survived, and they now produce delicious spears year after year. A further two acres of asparagus was planted in 2006, thankfully under more favourable weather conditions this time! Asparagus is an incredibly time- and labour-intensive crop, meaning our first harvest wasn't’t until 2007, once our initial plants had matured enough to produce spears. We’re proud to say the crop was greeted with a fantastic response from customers, with many returning time after time during the season to enjoy the taste and freshness of our asparagus.

 

 

 

Our aim is to provide the highest quality fresh asparagus direct to our customers that can be cooked and eaten on the same day as its picked – a taste sensation not to be missed.

In our asparagus shop (a garden shed – but a nice one), we have recipe ideas, booklets and lots of information. If you haven’t eaten fresh CORNISH ASPARAGUS yet, this has got to be a good time to try and we are really easy to find off the A389 Wadebridge to Bodmin Road. Our shop has become a meeting place for asparagus enthusiasts swapping tips(!) and recipes with each other. Don’t be afraid to ask how to cook and store it – Gill and Roger have lots of ideas and look forward to meeting you.


Mechanical weeding

Mechanical Weeding

Harvesting.

A Bunch of Fresh Asparagus

A box of freshly picked Asparagus.

A Box of Freshly Picked Asparagus

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