One of my top foodie passions is to eat fresh fruit and vegetables grown locally and in season. So today I drove about an hour down the M40 just past Banbury in Oxfordshire to the Wykham Park Farm shop
. and boy was it worth it.
Set in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside this gem of a farm shop specializes in growing and picking their own asparagus. Cutting and selling bunches of asparagus on the same day. Actually they have a mail order business to pick and post asparagus on the same day too.
Not just fruit and veg inside this farm shop, but a first class butchery with locally reared meat too. Leo was pulling frantically to get inside the shop for some reason... perhaps it was the Gloucester Old Spot Cumberland Sausages?
And grazing in the field right next to the shop were these fantastic old British Longhorn cattle.
Well, no trip through Banbury would be complete without partaking of a local 'cultural experience', the Banbury Cake. Really just like an Eccles cake, but with a university degree!
Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross (photographed above)
to see a fine lady upon a fine horse...