Asparagus fit for royalty: Grays Produce

The arrival of fresh green asparagus is a sure sign of summer, and those locally grown at Gray’s Produce also come with a royal tick of approval.   Christopher and Jenny Gray have been growing the nutritious, flavoursome stalks on their Motukarara farm, just off the Christchurch Akaroa Road, since 2003. Their strict attention to […]

Hello, asparagus season!

Earthy and bitter asparagus is back. In season from September, asparagus is a vibrant and welcome addition to any meal, adding its fresh crunch to salads, balancing the richness of pastas and quiches, and even being the hero of simple, healthy snacks.   SNAPPY SALAD: Combine even more seasonal produce in the forms of snow […]

Asparagus: stalk of the town: Gray’s Produce

The short but sweet season of asparagus is finally here – and there’s nothing quite like the local, freshly picked spears from the farm of Gray’s Produce.     Christopher and Jenny Gray planted their first bed of asparagus in 2003 and maintain strict quality control from field to packhouse. The entire process happens onsite; […]

Christopher and Jenny Gray

The Freshest Option

While you’re sipping your morning coffee and reading the paper, Christopher and Jenny Gray are probably already out on their property along with pickers, harvesting their asparagus crop – those green spears of deliciousness that we wait all winter for.     “Our asparagus season begins on 1 October and goes through to the end […]