Green Tip #144: Eat Local Asparagus

Asparagus season is finally here, yippy!!! Sustainable PF got me into asparagus many years ago. I had never eaten much of it before but Sustainable PF steamed in for a few minutes, topped it with some butter and salt and pepper and I was hooked! With lil’ SPF on the way, asparagus is a great thing for me to eat with it being rich in folic acid which is good for overall development and in preventing neural tube defects. On top of all that I can feel great loading up on these green spears as I know that I am supporting farmers in this region and the asparagus has come from but a short distance away.

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6 comments to Green Tip #144: Eat Local Asparagus

  • brad

    Asparagus are wonderful! Also try roasting them (450 degree oven for 10-15 minutes; drizzle the asparagus with a little olive oil first, and for a special treat you can top them with grated Parmesan before putting in the oven). Larger asparagus are also great on the grill; if I fire up the grill I always try to grill some peppers, eggplant, or asparagus if I have it, plus grilled tomatoes and figs are also excellent.

  • I just had some asparagus yesterday :)

    Did you know that it makes your urine smell funny? One of my ex-boyfriends told me- it’s true!

    Not that I’m advocating for you to go smell your urine now or anything ;)

  • Mrs. RB40 got some asparagus from the farmer market last Saturday. They tasted great. We put them in salad and omelet.

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