Asparagus rules! Are you with me here? Someone is, because worldwide consumption has grown steadily in the past ten years. What was once a seasonal crop is now available year-round in most grocery stores in the U.S.

But the fact remains: Spring is the best time to buy asparagus! If you find domestically-grown asparagus in the spring, snatch it up! Our farmers need your support, and let’s face it: Asparagus just tastes right in spring.

HOW TO CHOOSE ASPARAGUS AT THE STORE

Once upon time, most of America’s asparagus was grown in California, Washington, and Michigan. Now, the majority of asparagus we buy here is imported from Mexico and Peru.

Asparagus is technically “in season” in the spring and, accordingly, less expensive than scooping up a bunch in, say, November. However, growing conditions in South America favor year-round harvests, and that’s…

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