Originally posted by tmiles
Like sweet corn asparagus has become a year around product due to modern shipping. I don't think that they do as good a job with the shipped in asparagus as they do with the corn. Stores work hard to keep it fresh, often standing it in water, but it just is not as good as the local stuff. We Americans like it green, but I was reading that almost all of the asparagus in Germany's aparagus belt is white. Maybe it is an aquired taste. I don't care for the white.
kinda gettin' in late on this one. BUT ......
i had incredible incredible asparagus grown fresh here in oregon, purchased at the farmets market , last night. it was JUST perfect. every stalk was same width so it cooked all nice and evenly.
it's not over for asparagus season, here yet.....
I live (in oregon) fruit and vegetable mecca and as a result get so spoiled by gorgerous SEASONAL produce, that even though asparagus and corn are available year round, i ONLY really buy them in season and fresh and locally produced. it is far superior and unfortunatly i can realllllllly notice a difference. Funny, i was just thinking last night after eating that delicious asparagus, that. wow , we eat alot of asparagus in the spring.... and hardly EVER otherwise!!!!!!