Forget the music festivals, asparagus festivals are where it's really at.
It's been something of a miserable winter, but cheer yourself up by looking forward to the new British asparagus crop. Why not do something different this year and get a little closer to the crop with a visit to one of the asparagus festival events? They're all over the country, and open to all.
See the www.british-asparagus.co.uk website for superb new recipes, information about growers and promotional events. Download the pdf here for festival information.
Make the most of the season and support your British growers - August and imported crops will be back again before we know it!