The Dyas family have lived and farmed at Sevenscore since 1966.
Sevenscore is situated at the base of the Isle of Thanet in East Kent. Looking West across the marshes and fields of Kent lies the cathedral city of Canterbury while to the East is the sea at Pegwell Bay and the towns of Ramsgate and Broadstairs.
The farm has various soil types, from shallow soils over chalk on the top of Thanet, through deep brick earth to the silts and clays of the marshes next to the River Stour. We are therefore able to grow a variety crops from combinable ones such as wheat, peas and linseed, to vegetables like onions, cauliflower, cabbage, purple sprouting broccoli and importantly asparagus.
We first tried growing asparagus in the family kitchen garden and discovered to our delight that it not only seemed to thrive, but the deep brick earth soil seemed to impart it with a fantastic intense flavour. Therefore in the spring of 2005 we hand planted 7 acres of asparagus and our first harvest was in 2007.
We have had an excellent response from our customers who seem to appreciate the flavour and freshness of our produce, now returning year after year, impatient for each season to start.
So if you would like to see where your asparagus is grown and try the taste sensation of cooking and eating your asparagus on the same day that it was picked, come and visit us – we look forward to welcoming you.