Where to buy locally grown asparagus?
Clearly asparagus has started to come into the grocery stores. Most of it seems to have originated in NJ or CA. Does anyone know of any local growers, and then sellers, of locally grown asparagus?
Thanks for the insight,
Local asparagus wouldn't be available here until sometime in the summer unless it was grown in a hothouse.
Try googling "Boston Farmer's Markets." They have a great website and a weekly email newsletter that will pretty much let you know what's coming into season.
Local asparagus should be available by mid/late May. Verrill Farms in Concord is probably my favorite source. The farmer's market at Copley (starts sometime towards the end of May) has a few vendors that sell asparagus, including Siena Farms. I've also seen local asparagus (in past seasons) at Whole Foods (Fresh Pond, but probably elsewhere also). And I'm sure you can get it from Formaggio (they have NJ asparagus at the moment. at least at the Cambridge location).
11 Wheeler Rd, Concord, MA, MA 01742
Slightly off topic, I wonder where people have seen wild asparagus? I saw it in the Maryland/DC area farmer's markets in the spring abd I did see some once in Savenor's Beacon Hill location.
If you want to make the trek, Four Town Farm, in Seekonk (almost in RI) has asparagus now. Asparagus starts around here in mid April (though later in MA than RI), and usually goes through the end of May, into early June, if we're lucky.