St Enodoc Asparagus
Asparagus season is here and we are excited! There is nothing better than seeing beautiful green bundles arriving in the kitchen, fresh from St Enodoc, just up the coast in Rock.
Since 1991 St Enodoc have been growing asparagus on the coast in North Cornwall. The name St. Enodoc is taken from their local 16th century church nestled in the sand dunes.
Jax and her team are passionate about quality rather than quantity and have focused on the flavour of their asparagus and have chosen an intriguing combination of one French and three Dutch varieties.
“Each has a subtle difference in flavour, rather like good wine.”
Another reason for St Enodoc asparagus’s amazing flavour is it’s location.
“Another advantage is being beside the sea, sheltered by Brae Hill on one side and the open sea on the other. This gives us our own micro-climate with soft warm air blowing over the dunes in the spring. As a result, we are one of the earliest producers in England (without using artificial means) harvesting our crop three or four weeks before the traditional start date.
Asparagus is a natural seaside plant and grows wild on some cliffs in Cornwall. It seems to love salt as a consequence. The winter storms blow salt on the wind across our fields and we are certain this enhances the flavour too.”
We are serving up St Enodoc asparagus in as many ways as we can, join us for antipasti, lunch or dinner to see what Andy and his team have created with the seasonal Cornish favourite today!