Find local asparagus with the Minnesota Grown Directory published by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Our online Directory provides quick access to farm details, links to their website and access to Google Maps driving directions.
Asparagus is a perennial plant in the lily family which has been cultivated for thousands of years. The vegetable we see in stores, markets, and CSA boxes are actually young shoots from the underground crown of the plant. To prepare asparagus trim off stem ends, shave down any woody bits with a vegetable peeler and then braise, grill, or roast! Asparagus contains vitamin K, C, and antioxidants. Keep your asparagus in a plastic bag in the refrigerator, and it can be stored for several weeks.