White asparagus | where to buy local in San Francisco
- JulesSF Apr 7, 2009 11:14 AM
With the white asparugus season approaching,
I am wondering if anyone has spotted any local white spears for sale anywhere.
I know some grocery stores carry white asparagus (mostly from Peru) all year round,
but the flavor facotr can be hit or miss ...
I don't think it's grown locally. There's not much of a culture of blanching vegetables here.
Berkeley Bowl brings it in from Belgium or Germany in season.
Sigona's Market in Redwood City and Palo Alto have white asparagus. I'm not sure where it comes from--probably Belgium or Germany-- but it's fresh and tasty.
Don't know whether they were local, but I saw white asparagus at Tower Market (Mollie Stone's) at Portola and Teresita.
Mollie Stone Tower Market
635 Portola Dr, San Francisco, CA 94127
The Sandra Jordan Collection is growing white asparagus in Russian River Valley, but I can't tell you where to buy it in the City of San Francisco.