Asparagus Grown by Pepe Aguilera at Loja, Spain

£4.25 / 250g


Delicate, tender, and bursting with spring sweetness - the flavour of asparagus just can't be beaten. It's the ultimate challenge for an organic grower, but this veg delicacy is worth the trouble. Steam gently, then dress with melted butter and a scrunch of salt and pepper. Irresistible.

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Country of origin

Grown in
  • Spain

UK Seasonality

In boxes from early May to mid/late June - one of the first signs of spring.
I haven't tasted asparagus like this since being a child when Dad grew it.
- Alison, Riverford customer

How to prepare

Our top tip for prepping asparagus is to hold the stalk at either end and bend it gently. It will break naturally at the point where the stalks become woody. The bases add lovely flavour to homemade stock.

Asparagus cooks quickly: 2-5 mins to steam or boil, 5 mins to grill or griddle, and 8-12 mins to roast (the best way to lock in the flavour). Its short cooking time also means it can be added to stews, risottos and pasta sauces just before they're done.


Store asparagus in the fridge. Best eaten as soon as possible. To keep it fresh, you can stand asparagus upright in a pot with a little water. Straight from the farm, so wash before cooking.

  • Grown by Pepe Aguilera, Loja, Spain

    Pepe Aguilera runs Huertas Bajas Farm supplying green and purple asparagus; a reliable supply of juicy, delicate spinach; and a vibrant range of baby salad leaves.

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