Between St George’s Day on 23 April to Midsummer’s Day on 21 June, it’s the Vale of Evesham Asparagus season. Although you can pick up local asparagus outside of this window, it’s generally perceived to be the best time at which to experience ‘Vale Gras’, as it’s affectionately known locally.

This precious vegetable is exclusive to this area having being granted protected food name status which specifically links it to a particular geographical area and indicates a certain level of quality. Asparagus grown in the Vale of Evesham is the only place to try this delicacy whether you decide to purchase it from one of the many local farm shops or visit one of the cafes and restaurants in the area that will be serving it.

Enjoy Asparagus Guide

To help connoisseurs find their way around the green ‘gras, we’ve put together this handy guide to give you the history of the area’s most famous vegetable as well and tips and advice on cooking it to get the best flavours.

If you don’t trust yourself with the cooking, you’ll find a list of places where you can enjoy it without the effort.

You’ll soon realise why it’s such a focal point of the local area!

You may have arrived here through our social media campaign. There are a number of restaurants in Evesham – the heart of the Vale – where you can enjoy freshly cooked Vale of Evesham Asparagus.

Delicious Café-Deli-Bistro
2 Vine St, Evesham WR11 4RE
01386 48337 @deliciousbistro

Jelly Pickle Jam
16, Vine Mews, Evesham WR11 4RE
07939 346623 | @jellypicklejam @jellypicklejam

Raphael’s Restaurant (Hampton Ferry)
Hampton Ferry, Boat Lane, Evesham, WR11 4BP
01386 45460

The Royal Oak
5 Vine St, Evesham WR11 4RE
01386 442465 | @theroyaloakevesham

The Vale of Evesham Asparagus social media campaign in 2023 has been supported by Evesham Place Board and funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

For more information on Vale of Evesham Asparagus, take a visit to its official website. You’ll find out about the quirky characters that often make world-wide news, find out more about its history, get access to plenty of asparagus recipes and find out the best places to experience it, whether it be farm shops, restaurants or even events!

For social media updates on this years asparagus season please follow @thebritishasparagusfestival and @ValeandSpa on Facebook.