Pheasant Egg & Asparagus Caesar Salad
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Pheasant Eggs are only in season for about 6 weeks, so take advantage while you can.  They are smaller and richer in flavour than hens eggs, so pack a punch and can be used in any recipe that calls for normal eggs.  Just replace a large hen egg with 3 … Read More

Asparagus & Tomato Salad
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Asparagus season is short and sweet, while the tomato season is here for the summer.  This is a simple but delicious combination and you can add other veg or different cheese depending on your preference, but you can use this recipe as a guide: Ingredients: 1 bunch of Slade Farm … Read More

Local Asparagus & Strawberries have arrived
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You’ll be pleased to know that we will have local asparagus and strawberries in the shop for this weekend’s celebrations.  The cold spring has delayed the season this year, but we should now see a steady supply of asparagus from Slade Farm in Rogate for the next 6-8 weeks, and … Read More

New Season’s Asparagus & Tart Recipe
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The British asparagus season has started early with New Forest spears being grown in polytunnels to help expand the season, before the main crop from Davies farm arrives.  Delicious steamed or roasted with a bit of olive oil and sea salt, this is the perfect local vegetable.  You can make … Read More

Isle of Wight Tomato, Burrata and Asparagus Salad
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This is a great early summer recipe that combines local asparagus and great-tasting Isle of Wight tomatoes with that luxurious Italian delicacy: Burrata. (you could use good quality mozzarella instead if you want). Grilling the asparagus adds an extra crunch, but you can boil or steam the asparagus if you … Read More

Asparagus Linguine
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New Season’s Asparagus has arrived and will be with us for the next 6 weeks.  My favourite way of enjoying asparagus is grilled with olive oil and sea salt, until slightly crispy at the tip. If you can do this over charcoal, so much the better.  You can also turn … Read More

Seasonal Deli Delights – Chicken & Asparagus Pie
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In the interests of quality control and maintaining standards, I thought I would try one of Vicky’s Chicken and Asparagus Pies for lunch today.  It was full of succulent chicken, fresh Rogate asparagus and a rich, creamy sauce. No filler, no random bits of swede or unidentifiable vegetable matter, just … Read More

Farmshop Seasonal Supper
Seasonal Supper – Asparagus, Roast Chicken, English Strawberries
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Our Spring Seasonal Supper will celebrate the asparagus season, Creedy Carver Chickens and the arrival of the English Strawberry Year.  Our supper’s are held on one long communal table that runs the length of the farm shop, with a set menu (vegetarian option available).  Wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks … Read More

Asparagus Soup with Mint & Jersey Royals
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This is a seriously delicious spring soup that can be enjoyed warm or cold, depending on what the British weather is getting up to on the day. You can prepare it in advance, and it uses the finest seasonal ingredients as the English vegetable season gets underway.  This method ensures … Read More

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Asparagus Season is here
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The hot Easter weather has brought out the Asparagus – which is delivered to our door directly from Pete and Sophie’s farm near Rogate.  English asparagus is hard to beat, delicious raw, steamed, boiled or grilled (try it on the BBQ). It’s superb on it’s own, (a simple lunch with … Read More

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Asparagus Brunch and Pizza
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Our Rogate Asparagus is going down a storm and Gavin has been cooking the most amazing pizzas, sausage rolls and brunch with freshly picked asparagus. The brunch is with BBQ asparagus (the best way to cook it), poached eggs and sourdough toast and is the perfect way to start your … Read More

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Tip of the Week: Local Asparagus
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Local Midhurst Asparagus draws a line under the long winter of discontent.  It’s the May bank holiday weekend and after an unseasonably cold April, the first asparagus arrives in the shop on Thursday ready for the weekend sun.  Grown in Rogate at Slade Farm by Pete Davey and delivered by … Read More

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