Formby Asparagus Project
Award-winning asparagus has been grown in Formby’s sand dunes by local farmers since the 1800s. Around 200 acres were levelled by hand to create the fields and 10 acres of the site are still used to grow asparagus today.
The Formby Asparagus Project aims to increase awareness for the heritage of this delicious delicacy.
Share your memories about Formby asparagus and why it's special to you. A favourite recipe, a poem, a past memory of the asparagus farms or why you think Formby asparagus is the best!
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Find out about the latest news and developments of the Formby Asparagus Project.
Want to get involved?
There are a variety of ways you can volunteer and be part of the Asparagus Project.
- Are you interested in heritage and want to help uncover the past? Why not join us as the project archivist or genealogist?
- Are you organised and do you want to develop your admin skills? Become the editorial assistant.
- Do you have an artistic eye? We're on the look out for a photographer and illustrator.
- Do you have a passion for sound and an interest in oral history? We would like to hear from people interested in becoming an oral history recorder, recordings editor or transcriber.
- Fancy getting your hands dirty? What about volunteering as the Asparagus Trail path worker?