Once the asparagus is ready, it is all picked by hand and carried in baskets straight to the packhouse, where it is sorted, cut, and prepared whilst it is fresh. It is then bundled ready for sale the same day, meaning that it is delivered to your doorstep within 48 hours of being picked.
“Because of our trimming, pretty much the whole bundle is edible. It’s a fast turnaround and with Wellocks’ daily collection during the season, the asparagus is in a chef’s kitchen within 24-hours of being picked. That’s why it’s so juicy and delicious,” says Richard.