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Friday Street Farm

Friday Street Farm

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Asparagus

We have been growing asparagus at Friday Street Farm for nearly 20 years now. We start picking around the second or third week of April and continue until the 21st June. A short but very enjoyable season.

The health advantages of eating asparagus are well documented. It is an excellent source of vitamin B folate. This is a vitamin that we all need but is especially important for women trying for a baby as it reduces the risk of neural tube defects like spina bifida. Folate also helps to reduce levels of homocysteine. Homocysteine can clog blood vessels to the heart and brain causing heart disease and stroke. It also contains a prebiotic fibre called inulin. Inulin helps stimulate the growth of friendly bacteria in the gut. Asparagus can now add ‘hangover cure’ to its long list of benefits. Recent studies have found that asparagus is high in amino acids that stimulate two particular enzyme functions, accelerating the breakdown of alcohol.
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Hand-picking asparagus

Asparagus has a growing popularity within the country as a whole, as more and more people are realising that for flavour there are few vegetables that can touch it. It is expensive compared to other vegetables but this is because harvesting has to be carried out by hand, which is an expensive process in itself. Its ability to be an eating experience all on its own however, makes buying more than worthwhile.

Currently we supply a variety of people with our asparagus. A lot we sell direct from the farm, as well as supplying local farm shops and various high class restaurants in Kent and London.

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