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Where to buy locally grown asparagus?

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midnightmorningglory Apr 28, 2010 07:28 PM

Hi,

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,
Corey

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    iloveporkbelly RE: midnightmorningglory Apr 28, 2010 08:13 PM

    Wilson Farms in Lexington sells there own asparagus from their farm in New Hampshire. Not sure if they have it yet.

    http://www.wilsonfarm.com/

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    Wilson Farm
    10 Pleasant St, Lexington, MA 02421

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      pasuga RE: midnightmorningglory Apr 28, 2010 08:31 PM

      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.

      1. greenzebra RE: midnightmorningglory Apr 28, 2010 09:14 PM

        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).

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        Verrill Farm
        11 Wheeler Rd, Concord, MA, MA 01742

        1. steinpilz RE: midnightmorningglory Apr 29, 2010 02:45 AM

          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.

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            dsackton RE: midnightmorningglory Apr 30, 2010 09:04 PM

            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.

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              scubajane RE: midnightmorningglory May 1, 2010 05:33 AM

              local asparagus should be appearing soon - my own asparagus patch is in full force...

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                Karl S RE: scubajane May 2, 2010 08:13 AM

                Spring is 3 weeks early this year.

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                  justbeingpolite RE: Karl S May 2, 2010 08:15 AM

                  Does that mean I should be out looking for morels already?

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                    Karl S RE: justbeingpolite May 2, 2010 08:59 AM

                    I don't know whether they follow warmth or sun height/length of day more as a trigger. If the latter, no.

              2. MrsCheese RE: midnightmorningglory May 1, 2010 09:30 AM

                I was at Verrill this morning and they said they've starting picking. They've just had a little so far and of course it flies out the door the minute they put it out. But you should be able to get some there soon.

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                  momoftwo RE: midnightmorningglory May 2, 2010 01:58 PM

                  Verrill farm is right on! I just noticed in our local paper they will have an asparagus festival in a couple weeks, check out their website for more info

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                    GretchenS RE: momoftwo May 4, 2010 02:29 PM

                    Wilson Farms has their own locally grown (NH) asparagus (at least, today they did) for $5.99/pound. It looks gorgeous. They also have fiddleheads. I saw ramps and morels at Russo's last week.

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                    Wilson Farm
                    10 Pleasant St, Lexington, MA 02421

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