When: 12th May 2018, 9am – 1pm
Where: Pimlico Road, London SW1W 8UT
What is it?
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. The festival will be celebrating the season with delicious dishes, freshly picked produce and a golden spear hunt with 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. Visitors will be able to 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 to accompany his hand crafted pasta, which includes 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 hidden golden spears, for the chance to win a basket of fresh, British asparagus from one of the trusted London Farmers Market producers.
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 in 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 for tips on how to cook, serve and keep the asparagus.
London Farmers Markets opened their farmers market in June 1999 and now have 22 weekly markets in London with around 200 farmers and local producers selling across the markets. They enable farmers to sell their products direct to the consumer so that they get a fair price for their work. Instead of supermarkets or wholesalers taking a cut, farmers and fishermen at their markets take 100% of the retail price for the work they’ve put in. Most of the farmers at the markets come from within 100 miles of the M25, many a great deal closer.
More info: www.lfm.org.uk