Thorogood Asparagus (48 Food Miles)

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Thorogood Asparagus (48 Food Miles)

The Thorogood family has been farming at New Moor for over 50 years, “originally, we grew vegetables to supply the London fresh produce markets but as the UK market for fresh produce changed, we moved away from veg and moved to more conventional arable farming, wheat barley and such…however, in the late 80’s my grandfather (Geoff) thought it would be a good idea to try and grow something different and that’s when my father (Pip) and grandfather planted our first asparagus bed.

Since then, our business has steadily grown to what it is now, supplying restaurants, farm shops and deli’s throughout Essex and London. Each weekend during the season we travel up to London to the farmers' markets at Pimlico, South Kensington and Alexandra Palace. Throughout the season we pick the asparagus beds daily and our shop in the packhouse.” Mark Thorogood.

The fruits and vegetables are great, local, natural and without unnecessary plastics. The service as a whole is great and made with passion, as you can really tell from the eyes of James who made the delivery!

— Saira, Dulwich

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