Today has seen an unexpected interruption in the lead up to Christmas.

Following the announcement that Vale of Evesham Asparagus has been awarded protected geographical indication status along side; Parma ham, Stilton and Champagne, Midlands Today paid the area a visit to discuss all things ‘gras’.

Opinions from Nigel Smith at The Fleece in Bretforton, Chris Groves from Evesham Auction/Hampton Farm Shop and myself can be seen on