When oh when will asparagus
be available at the Union Square Greenmarket???
I don't know where NYC gets its asparagus from, but we're a month into the season in California. Nonethless, it seems to heve been slow getting to the Ferry Building Farmers' Market, according to this SFist article. Perhaps the early crop is bespoke by the Chinese markets and restaurants (some people gotta have their asparagus beef NOW!) or maybe the "naturganic" variety just takes longer to mature.
I just found out that one of the vendors had a small amount of asparagus yesterday. So it will be readily available in the next week. And ramps are in.
I'm also on the asparagus watch! Are we desperate or what?
According to Lucy's greenmarket report, there WAS asparagus @ Union Square early Saturday morning.
Also, a small consolation is that Mr. Bishop already is selling ramps... He was there on Wednesday and they're small and expensive but they're good and it's spring.
i asked this very question at the greenmarket on saturday. i too heard the rumors of early asparagus, but saw no signs on saturday (arrived too late, i guess). the greenmarket man told me that, while some may have early asparagus, the "asparagus lady" predicts her crop to come in around may 20.