May 8, 2017
It’s Asparagus Season in Canada!
Spring is finally here and there is no better time to enjoy fresh Asparagus made right here in Ontario. May is shaping up to be a great month for this crop and the first stock of the season is brought to you by Guelph Millennium.
One of most interesting things to know about asparagus is its super field performance. Once asparagus breaks through the soil, farmers say you can actually sit and watch it climb skyward growing as much as 25 cm in a single day! When it reaches its peak, farmers work around the clock harvesting the crop by hand with a knife.
This famous $30 million dollar crop is an Ontario success story and no doubt, a popular local super food. Whether you enjoy them boiled or steamed, served with hollandaise sauce, melted butter or olive oil, asparagus are considered a delicacy in the veggie world. And it doesn’t hurt that they pack a vitamin punch with high levels of folic acid, potassium, thiamine and B6. Supporting our local farmers has never been tastier- Bon Appétit!