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Apr 6, 2014 09:01 AM

Asparagus season

Supermarkets just don't have that quality asparagus.
So where to go?

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  1. I got some at whole foods last week that was good.

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    1. re: barryg

      Yes and so did I -- delicious.
      I wondered if there were any other places.
      When does Pete's Produce open?

    2. I think you all are on the main line, but in Bucks I just found super fresh, beefy asparagus at Organnon's in Newtown (18940) pa.

      My wife "shaves" the asparagus prior to grilling or steaming, which makes it more delectable to me; however, I imagine one loses some of the crunch and nutrients.

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      1. re: dndicicco

        I peel the lower end of the asparagus spears with my handy-dandy "spargel schaler" when they're thick; I think it makes for more tender asparagus.

        1. re: CindyJ

          I simply bend-to-break at the bottom and wherever it breaks off is where it now becomes the tenderest.

          1. re: CindyJ

            I love gadgets especially when they sound German. Thanks!

        2. I like the very thick type and Whole Foods has some beautiful organic asparagus. I have bought them a few times this season. The last time I bought fine looking purple asparagus that are very, very thick. The price will require you to obtain a mortgage ($6.99 lb). They also have less expensive non organic which were not as nice but still looked pretty good.

          1. You are not getting local asparagus yet, although it may be from the SE us - Carolina, etc.

            1. I picked up organic red asparagus for the first time. I haven't had red before - looking forward to it.