South Brockwells Farm customers treat NHS staff to asparagus

Hundreds of bundles of asparagus have been delivered to NHS staff thanks to South Brockwells Farm at Little Horsted and their generous customers.

Asparagus from South Brockwells Farm ready for delivery to NHS staff at Sussex County Hospital, in Brighton.

A Buy a Bundle scheme was launched after a self-isolating couple from Isfield, who have a weekly food box delivery, asked if some asparagus could be delivered to Uckfield Hospital.

Mr and Mrs Millar made a generous donation, South Brockwells Farm added 25%, and the scheme was started.

Since then every time customers Buy a Bundle for the NHS the farm adds 25%.

Now deliveries have been made to Uckfield Hospital, Sussex County Hospital, Brighton; Princess Royal, Haywards Heath, and Martlets Hospice, Hove.

Beckham, a Shetland pony at South Brockwells Farm, sporting his NHS rainbow rug.

Sarah Robinson, who runs the farm, which is just off the A26 at TN22 5QS – just follow the signs – with her sister Chrissy Wells, and brother-in-law Arron Wells, told Uckfield News: “The scheme has been really well received by the hospitals and customers alike and we have delivered to each of the sites with a note from our customers saying thank you.”

The end of the asparagus season is fast approaching and normally the seasonal farm shop at South Brockwells would close until the autumn when it sells oven ready game but this year the family has decided to bridge the gap.

The farm shop will remain open offering home-grown produce and carefully selected other locally produced goods.

• More information about South Brockwells Farm, and contact details, can be found 24/7 in their Premium Listing in our Uckfield Directory. Look for the name or search in categories for Farm Shops, or Farms.

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