asparagus

asparagus

Asparagus is an amazing crop. It is the only crop that we must harvest every day of the week because if we skip a day it will grow too tall. It is a particular crop, needing ideal growing conditions of temperatures between 65- 85 degrees to encourage growth. Asparagus is a great source of fiber, antioxidants and B-complex vitamins. It is also a great source of vitamin K, which is important in promoting neural health, and has been used in the treatment of patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Be sure to store your asparagus in the refrigerator in your high humidity drawer. You can reinvigorate stalks that look wilted by trimming the bottom 1/2 inch of the stalk and placing the ends in tepid water. Asparagus is available from Full Belly Farm from March to May, though the season can fluctuate with the changing spring temperatures.

Flash-Roast Asparagus from Dear Martini on Vimeo.

Available: March - May

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