Long-established growers of asparagus and sea kale with a simple seasonal farm shop.
Sandy and Heather Pattullo have been growing asparagus and sea kale for almost 30 years, supplying some of Scotland and the UK’s finest restaurants from their specialist farm. Ten acres puts Eassie Farm among the country’s largest asparagus producers, and their crop is one of its most highly prized by restaurateurs and by locals who visit the seasonal farm shop through which Eassie sells half its harvest. Asparagus comes into season between early May and the end of June, and sea kale, most of which goes down to London’s Covent and Borough markets, is harvested from January to March. In Scotland you'll find it on menus at Gordon's Restaurant in Angus, the Kitchin in Edinburgh, Perthshire's Monachyle Mhor and Little's Restaurant in Blairgowrie.
Reviews & features
Meet the Only Sea Kale Producer in Scotland29 Jun 2017
Sandy Pattullo of Eassie Farm is singlehandedly bringing sea kale back into fashion
Sea kale is a brassica grown commercially by one Scottish grower, Sandy Pattullo at Eassie Farm in Angus, better known for his asparagus crop. Like forced rhubarb, the sea kale plants are grown in a dark, heated room in late winter, from January to…
Not only Golden Wonder29 Jun 2017
Angus is making an increasingly strong contribution to potato-growing in Scotland
Angus, along with neighbouring regions Perthshire, Aberdeenshire and Fife, is at the heart of Scotland's best potato-growing area. The Scottish climate is ideal for seed potatoes as the cool temperatures and wind patterns make it more difficult for…
The sweetness of homegrown asparagus10 May 2017
Previously imported, asparagus is now being grown at Eassie and Charleton farms in Angus
Once-exotic asparagus is now shipped year-round into the UK from climates far removed from northeast Scotland: the reclaimed Peruvian desert, typically, or the reliable warmth of New Zealand. It was Sandy Pattullo's Kiwi farming cousins who inspired him…
Asparagus farming in Scotland overcomes cold climate9 Jul 2012
One of Scotland's most specialist farmers talks about his delicate crops
When Sandy and Heather Pattullo began replacing their potato and cereal fields with rows of asparagus, few locals even recognised the new crop. Now asparagus is one of Scotland’s most eagerly awaited vegetables.