The London Asparagus Festival Lands in Pimlico

London Farmers Market Spruces into Spring with an Asparagus Festival
As British asparagus season spears into life, join the growers and stall holders at Pimlico Farmers Market on Saturday 12th May, as they launch The London Asparagus Festival all in celebration of the slender spruce. With delicious dishes and freshly picked produce from sustainable organic, British farms; keep those eyes peeled and hunt for the golden spears for the chance to win a tasty prize.

A delicacy of the vegetable world, Pimlico Farmers’ Markets will be celebrating the asparagus season with some fabulous feasts for guests to enjoy. Madame Gautier will be serving some delicious spreads, incorporating asparagus into their dishes, with produce fresh and ready to eat at the market. Delve into freshly baked asparagus tarts by Artisan Foods and indulge in something sweet from their baked goods range, including their famous traditional German cheesecake. Add a dash of green to your dishes with Phil Stanley’s deliciously handmade pesto’s to accompany his hand crafted pasta, which include shapes such as bucatini and hand rolled gnocchi.

To celebrate the new season Phil will be serving up homemade asparagus pesto, alongside asparagus ravioli for the ultimate taste of British spring time.Amongst the sea of green, keep a look out for those hidden golden spears, for the chance to win a basket of fresh, British asparagus from one of the trusted London Farmers Market producers. Proudly only selling produce from sustainable, British farms; spring annually marks the season that asparagus farmer Pip of S. Thorogood and Sons comes to London to sell the freshly picked spears they grow on their farm near Southminster, Essex. Sold loose in several grades, you can buy as little or as much as you want; so pop on down to Pimlico Road to ask Pip all the tips on how to cook, serve and keep asparagus to show it off at its best.