(Grant Lumsden, Sefter Farm Manager)
With thousands of bright, lush sweetcorn plants spanning for miles, you’d be forgiven for thinking this was sunny America – in fact it’s beautiful Bognor Regis.
Over the weekend, workers at Sefter Farm in West Sussex harvested the first of the crop, and Waitrose shoppers can look forward to 100% fresh British sweetcorn over the next couple of months.
Despite the weekend’s rainy weather, the glorious temperatures in June made for perfect growing conditions, resulting in a bumper crop of British sweetcorn.
Patrick Keane, Waitrose buyer comments, “All eyes are on South America this summer when it comes to food, home to some of the tastiest sweetcorn recipes, but with our own sweetcorn tasting this good, Bognor is giving Brazil a run for its money! Sweetcorn is robust enough to cook on the barbecue and makes great finger food, which is what the summer dining is all about.”