Asparagus Facts

CSA Member Recipes Asparagus Recipes

Asparagus is a member of the Lily family. The spears grow from a crown that is planted about a foot deep in sandy soils. In ideal conditions, each spear can grow 10" in a 24-hour period! Unlike many vegetables, the entire spear is edible.

Fresh asparagus is a good source of vitamins C, A and B6. It is high in folate; a source of fiber (3 grams per 5.3 oz. serving) and a significant source of thiamin. It contains glutathione (GSH) which is one of the most potent anti carcinogens and antioxidants found within the body

Storage and Handling Like most vegetable you don’t want to wash asparagus until you are ready to use it. Refrigerate for up to four days by wrapping ends of stalks in wet paper towel and placing in plastic bag. If you are getting your asparagus through our CSA it will be fresh from the farm and you should be able to store for a few days longer.