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Old 09-18-2015, 09:22 PM   #1
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Asparagus at $4.99 a lb. now!

Yikes! It went up a dollar just since last week at 3 major food chains. I've really been enjoying steamed asparagus lately, but at these prices it's almost a luxury food now.

Here's an interesting article on how they are grown. Seems like more and more of our vegetables are available year round, but also imported more these days.

Most Of Your Asparagus Comes From Abroad These Days. Here's Why.

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Old 09-18-2015, 09:30 PM   #2
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We have a local asparagus farm. We are fortunate.
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Old 09-18-2015, 09:43 PM   #3
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Yikes! It went up a dollar just since last week at 3 major food chains. I've really been enjoying steamed asparagus lately, but at these prices it's almost a luxury food now.

Here's an interesting article on how they are grown. Seems like more and more of our vegetables are available year round, but also imported more these days.

Most Of Your Asparagus Comes From Abroad These Days. Here's Why.
It's in season in the spring and is more available then. Buying produce out of season is always more expensive. Time to look at fall vegetables
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Old 09-18-2015, 10:27 PM   #4
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Asparagus here was $5.39 a pound.
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Asparagus here was $5.39 a pound.
I didn't realize they were out of season. The stalks are a lot skinnier as of this past week, hardly any tips to them too.
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Yes, they looked fairly anemic, back to frozen or canned until they are in season again.
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Old 09-19-2015, 01:28 AM   #7
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What a very interesting article Calson, and I read every word. I hope other fans of asparagus will do the same.
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I didn't read every word, but am going to. I never knew that's how asparagus grew.
They need less water than other vegetables and farm crops, but they have to have it regularly, being perennial. Funny looking plant, it looks like a fern weed.

I bought a pound of the out of season asparagus tonight. I'll be steaming more of the cut up stock ends than I normally do. They're pretty tasty too.

Next up is Brussel sprouts. My parents used to cook them. I don't know how those grow either.
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I go to local Asian markets for produce. For produce they're a lot cheaper than supermarket chains.
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I didn't read every word, but am going to. I never knew that's how asparagus grew.
They need less water than other vegetables and farm crops, but they have to have it regularly, being perennial. Funny looking plant, it looks like a fern weed.

I bought a pound of the out of season asparagus tonight. I'll be steaming more of the cut up stock ends than I normally do. They're pretty tasty too.

Next up is Brussel sprouts. My parents used to cook them. I don't know how those grow either.
It's pretty cool



They're great roasted with olive oil and S&P, then drizzled with lemon juice or balsamic vinegar when they come out of the oven.
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