If you know how fantastic really fresh produce is but don’t live in an asparagus growing region you are pretty much dependant on how good the supermarkets are at keeping the time down between harvest and shop. If you would like to feel more in control of the freshness of your asparagus you might like to try a mail order asparagus service.
The key to a successful asparagus by mail service is in finding a supplier who cuts, packs and despatches in the shortest possible time ( some quote as little as a couple of hours) and who use a delivery service that can get the goods to you next day.
We are constantly on the look-out for farms offering an asparagus by post service but they are few and far between. We list those we have found below with a few notes on what they claim. We welcome feedback so that we can develop this page as a one stop shop to find the very best mail order asparagus suppliers for your location.
If you are a mail order asparagus supplier and are not listed here please get in touch on our contact page and we will get a listing sorted out for you.
Mister Spear supplies jumbo asparagus. Shipments are made by Express Delivery and arrive at their destination within 48 hours of despatch. Normal Shipping time from placing of order is 3-7 days so you may need to plan your purchase in advance. Mister Spear will deliver to anywhere in the United States including Alaska and Hawaii.
We are struggling to find more mail order asparagus suppliers in the USA or Canada...please let us know if you are aware of any....
The UK season looked like making a good start with warm and sunny weather for a good part of April, however the weather has taken a bit of a cold turn slowing down growth as we head into the second week in May. The forecast for the second weeks is looking better though so look out for the season really getting goin and head out to your local framers market or order some "asparagus by post".
Fenland Asparagus based in Cambridgeshire offers “Fresh hand picked British asparagus delivered to your door” They are open for 2014. This is a family farm with all the work carried out by the family. Messages can be included if you want to send the asparagus as a gift. Waiting patienty for the weather to warm up and the season to start...
Withycombe ~Asparagus by Post~ Latest update for 2015 is as follows 7th May 2015: "Dear All
Gale force winds greeted us as we headed out to cut this morning, not very spring like!
We are now open every day, although supplies will be limited during periods of cool and wet weather.
The farm shop opens from 10.00am every day until that day's cut has sold out, best to call ahead and reserve if coming from afar.
The post service at www.asparagusbypost.co.uk is also now open. Asparagus by Post." Based in Somerset they claim that orders placed before 9am will be despatched by courier the same day for delivery next day.The farm shop will be open every day from 10am 'til 6pm. Here are their contact details:
Asparagus by Post Tel: 01984 640236 News from the Field: 07974 218696 Web: www.asparagusbypost.co.uk The Asparagus Shop on the farm is open every day in season Court Place Farm Withycombe Minehead TA24 6QB
Foxes Farm another Cambridgeshire based farm is only showing its 2013 prices so far for a variety of sizes of order together with delivery charges. Another family concern Foxes use Royal Mail or Parcel to Go and claim that orders received by 3pm will be despatched for next day delivery with the exception of weekends. Waiting patienty for the weather to warm up and the season to start...
We’ll be watching Heart of England Asparagus whose website does not appear to be functional but may come on line as the 2014 season progresses.
If you live in the UK and you’d like to try White Asparagus then be warned it’s not easy to locate. All we’ve found so far is the Fine Food Specialist supplying imported White Asparagus but be warned it’s not cheap!!
If you know of any other mail order suppliers please let us know via our contact page
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