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Asparagus

Asparagus is incredibly versatile, and delicious steamed, boiled, roasted, sautéed, or raw with a brined cheese and some earthy vegetables. It even makes a great ingredient in a fruit smoothie.

When it comes to asparagus, size doesn't affect taste or quality. Look for spears that are bright green. The crowns may or may not be slightly tinged violet. Stalks should be firm and the cut ends shouldn’t be limp or dry.

You have a couple choices when storing: Wrap the cut ends in a damp paper towel and refrigerate in a plastic bag. Or, trim the stalks and stand them up in a jar of water; cover with plastic and refrigerate. Either way, your asparagus will keep for a couple days.

Todd Greiner Farms has been supplying Meijer with locally grown produce for over 10 years. Family-owned and spanning 2,000 acres in Hart, MI, the farm operates two packing and shipping facilities where they grow, pack, and ship asparagus, zucchini, sweet corn, hard squash, pumpkins, and apples. Just miles from Lake Michigan, their location offers great weather conditions and a sandy, loamy soil that allows plants to flourish and pull out clean and undamaged. Todd Greiner Farms takes pride in growing, packing and shipping exceptional quality.

Recipes

Cream of Asparagus Soup

Shrimp and Asparagus Pasta

Grilled Asparagus

*Subject to availability. Growing seasons and availability can be affected by weather and other factors.