I was recently commissioned to take some pictures at a farm in Herefordshire, which had had a bumper crop of asparagus due to the good weather this spring.
I had never really thought how asparagus was grown and harvested, so it was really interesting to see the process in action. In the days of mechanisation, I would never have thought asparagus was picked by hand, but they have teams of workers following a tractor with a long bench across the back (I don't remember the technical term), the workers then cut the asparagus near the base with a sharp knife place it on the bench and then repeat.
The shoot was really good and many thanks to Catherine for all the modelling and making sure we had more asparagus than we knew what to do with. It's always good to take pictures in the countryside on a sunny day, and the bonus is that it made The Times.
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