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Fresh Asparagus

richarm1 Apr 19, 2010 05:58 AM

Anybody know who's selling fresh local asparagus right now? Or am I rushing the season a bit?

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    CoconutMilk RE: richarm1 Apr 19, 2010 08:08 AM

    A vendor at Arlington's Columbia Pike Sunday Farmers Market had some yesterday. I believe many markets had it for the 1st time this past weekend, and next weekend most everyone should have a few asparagus-toting vendors.

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      richarm1 RE: CoconutMilk Apr 19, 2010 08:28 AM

      thanks, coco!

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      Elyssa RE: richarm1 Apr 19, 2010 08:57 AM

      There was tons of it at Dupont Circle's Farmers Market this Sunday....but you have to get there early. 2 Sundays ago they sold out by the time I got there (noon) so I woke up early this past Sunday and was able to get 2 delicious bunches for $4/each at the Sunnyside Farm stand.

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        smilesmalltimore RE: richarm1 Apr 19, 2010 09:55 AM

        There was also tons of it at the Waverly farmer's market if you're closer to Baltimore.

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          pineapple sage RE: richarm1 Apr 19, 2010 05:37 PM

          Asparagus season lasts about a month once the first stems shoot up (freeze and frost dependent). We're about a week into the season in DC. Since there are farms from Pennsylvania down to Virginia the season lasts about 6 weeks or so. Therefor, you should be able to find it at most farmer's markets for the next few weeks.

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