Asparagus is a perennial spring vegetable; look for it from the end of April through the start of June. The spears are generally bright green, but we also grow some purple asparagus too. white asparagus does exist, but it's a lot of work and you get very little nutritional value out of it, so we don't bother.

Storage: The best way to store asparagus is to store it upright in a container (such as a jar) that has 1" of water in the fridge. If you don't trust yourself to not spill the container (like me), then keep the  asparagus in a bag.

Preparation: Cut 1-2" off the bottom of each stalk. Rinse well. Asparagus can be eaten raw, steamed, roasted, etc.

Bacon Asparagus Pasta

Asparagus Gratin

Steamed Asparagus

Shaved Raw Asparagus with Lemon Dressing

Grilled Asparagus 

Highland Orchards Farm Market, is a small, family-owned and operated farm in northern Delaware, established 1832. We grow fruits and vegetables without synthetic chemicals or pesticides. We sell our produce through our farm market located on the farm, through our CSA program, and at two farmers’ markets in Philadelphia. Real food, a real farm, for people who really like to eat!