Cobrey Farms asparagus

Cobrey Farms often wins the race to produce the first British asparagus of the season

Wye Valley asparagus producer Cobrey Farms has auctioned off its first British asparagus of the season for charity.

The reknowned grower raised £1,200 for St Michael’s Hospice in Hereford by selling bundles of the seasonal favourite toJohn Lewis Fine Foods in Ross-on-Wye; Mudwalls, Wellocks and Ferryfast Produce in Evesham; Gilgrove and Smith & Brock in London; and Total Produce and French Garden in Bristol.

The grower said regular supplies of its asparagus will be available by the middle of March.