Thursday, April 24, 2008

It's here!

Spring has arrived. Come into the Goose now for Indiana asparagus!

These lovely spears are from Melon Acres in Oaktown, Indiana. After planting, farmers usually wait at least three years before harvesting any asparagus. Finally, when the crowns have a strong root system, we can pluck the tender shoots throughout the summer. Early in the season, that means harvesting about once a week, but the warmer weeks ahead could bring daily harvesting since healthy crowns can push an asparagus spear 10 inches in 24 hours.

And don't forget Hoosier field greens and spinach, now fresh from Stout's Farm in Franklin, Indiana.

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