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 and list them 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....
UK supplies were late last year due to cold weather and rain (2012) with the cold weather so far this year it looks like being another late year in 2013. The season's official start date 22nd April has passed but large scale production has still not kicked in. With a bit more sun this week hopefully stocks will be hitting the shops in larger amounts very soon....we'll appreciate it all the more when it comes! Patience!!! The mail order supplier have yet to get going....
Fenland Asparagus based in Cambridgeshire offers “Fresh hand picked British asparagus delivered to your door” 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~
based in Somerset claim that orders placed before 9am will be
despatched by courier the same day for delivery next day.Waiting patienty for the weather to warm up and the season to start....Predicting 13th May 2013 as a start date. The farm
shop will be open every day from 10am 'til 6pm.
another Cambridgeshire based farm sets out its 2012 prices 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...
Wykham Park Farm Shop - inlcuded on our page last year link no longer working we will reintroduce if it is up and running later in the year.
Abbey Parks i-grow scheme is an interesting concept. You buy an allotment that is planted and cared for on your behalf with the produce mailed to you throughout the season. To handle the fact that asparagus takes three years to get going you can buy a "row" of asparagus giving you 6 bunches of asparagus for the season (about 6 weeks)for £100.
We’ll be watching Heart of England Asparagus whose website does not appear to be functional but may come on line as the 2013 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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Basics of how to cook fresh asparagusstart by looking at How to Cook Asparagus first for some background information on a range of cooking methods.
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