Asparagus picking is hard work and so is finding workers to do it.
Levin asparagus grower, Geoff Lewis recently turned part of his packhouse into an art gallery for a group of local artists to show their works, but still kept his operation going. The event is a fund raiser for the local hospice and a special evening was organised which attracted a large crowd of locals.
For the next week, as people came to buy asparagus they had the bonus of attending an art exhibition as well. Many of the paintings sold on the opening night and Brandon also received a commission for a painting.
For the record – there were no paintings of asparagus!