Asparagus has appeared almost two weeks early at South Brockwells Farm which lies just south of Uckfield on the A26.
The family, which has run the Little Horsted farm for 44 years, is delighted the crop is early.
Chrissy Wells, who with her husband Arron, and sister Sarah Robison formed a new family partnership after her father David Douglas retired at the end of 2019, said: “After such a horrendously wet winter we were not sure it would appear at all.
“This, combined with the challenges we all face with the current restrictions, has meant we have had to adjust how we sell it this year, but it means we can offer, our delicious, freshly cut asparagus to customers old and new.”
South Brockwells Seasonal Farm shop usually opens twice a year, during the asparagus season in the spring and again in the autumn/winter for Oven Ready Game.
Sarah said: “We decided to open the shop early this year, before the asparagus came up and have stocked it with lots of delicious essentials from local producers to enable our customers to find most items they require.
“We are currently stocking bread, milk, cheese, butter, seasonal veg and fruit, eggs, cakes, meat, even soap and toilet roll.”
“We are pleased to offer 10% off to NHS, Emergency Services and Post Office staff who are working so hard for us all.
“We are pleased to be able to support several suppliers who have been adversely affected by the current situation and we are sure we will form an excellent addition to our existing ranges.”
These include award-winning cheeses, Winterdale Shaw and Golden Cross goats cheese, together with the delicious Blue Clouds, blue, from Balcombe.
To assist those who are currently self-isolating and the vulnerable the shop is offering food parcels for delivery locally or collection from the farm shop.
The farm shop is currently open: Tuesday – Saturday from 10 am – 2pm.