Delicious taste of Spring! (Apr-Jun)
Asparagus is a local speciality of the Vale of Evesham, famous for its market gardening. The Asparagus season is from late April to June each ywith asparagus on the menu throughout the region and on sale in the many farm shops. You can hop on an Asparabus for a tour of the local growers, enjoy cookery demonstrations and tastings.
It’s so good that the Vale of Evesham Asparagus has Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status under the EU protected food name scheme covering regional and traditional foods whose authenticity and origin can be guaranteed. The PGI mark is awarded if produce 'has a reputation, characteristics or qualities that are a result of the area it’s associated with'.
The British Asparagus Festival is an eight-week celebration from April to June beginning with a Fun Run from The Fleece, Bretforton. Also at The Fleece, The Annual Bretforton Silver Band Asparagus Auction takes place on with crowds gathering to bid for asparagus donated by local growers.