London is getting its own asparagus festival

British asparagus season is spearing into life!

And you can 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.

The markets will be celebrating the asparagus season with loads of tasty dishes. Madame Gautier will be serving spreads, incorporating asparagus into their dishes, with produce fresh and ready to eat at the market.

You can also expect baked asparagus tarts by Artisan Foods or 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 pestos 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.

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.

Pimlico Road, Belgravia, London SW1W 8NE

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