1. ITV Report

Floods foul festival

Another fortnight before British asparagus is in the shops. Photo: ITV Central News

The annual festival was to be held in the Vale of Evesham in Worcestershire this weekend but even the venue is flooded after the Rover Avon burst its banks.

Asparagus is usually ready to eat from late April onwards but it could be another two weeks before it is available.

"We were expecting asparagus to be scarce due to the unseasonably good weather at the start of the year followed by the recent deluge.

"However, this week's flooding means that the asparagus crop is almost completely dormant."

– Angela Tidmarsh, British Asparagus Growers