Tresco Celebrates Asparagus This Weekend

christophers boro farm trescoCastroville in California hosts the Artichoke Festival. Bradford in Canada devotes a weekend to the carrot.

And this weekend, Tresco pays homage to asparagus.

The island is already known for its September food event, held-jointly with Bryher. But this is the first time the Estate has been so focussed in its food offering.

The event centres on the New Inn, where islanders and visitors will be served the island-grown veg at noon.

At 2pm they’ll be encouraged to meet the Christophers, who grow the crop at Borough Farm. They’ll also offer cooking tips and after that there will be an asparagus barbeque.

In the evening there’ll be music from Tom Dale at 9pm.