The Rushford Estate lies in beautiful unspoilt countryside on the Norfolk/Suffolk border near the hamlet of Rushford. It has a long, distinguished history and was once owned by Edmond Gonville, the rector of Rushford between 1326 and 1342 and founder of Gonville & Caius College at Cambridge University.
In 2009 the Estate was acquired by the current owners who continue to run it as a traditional East Anglian farming estate.
Rushford Estate Asparagus
Asparagus grows particularly well in the light, productive soil at Rushford and the Estate has a long standing and fine reputation for growing the crop. At Rushford it is harvested daily, washed, graded and bunched by hand in the traditional manner.
The English asparagus season is a short six week period from early May to the end of June. The fresh succulent green spears are very low calorie, high fibre and packed full of vitamins and minerals. It is also well known as an aphrodisiac!
Rushford asparagus can be bought directly from the pack house - locally produced fresh and healthy food with virtually no food miles. The remainder is sold through outlets in the capital and to local hotels and restaurants.
Our shop is open from 8.30am until 6pm weekdays and 10am until 2pm weekends. Blink and you could miss it - make the most of the short English season.