Did you know that Washington State is the largest grower of asparagus in the United States?
Nearly 100 asparagus farmers in Eastern Washington are harvesting and packing fresh Washington State asparagus right now, and My Fresh Basket is proud to support local farmers in bringing this classic vegetable from their fields to your table!
Certified as USDA Grade Fancy, Washington State asparagus is the highest quality asparagus on the market.
While shoppers may have access to asparagus all year long due to international imports, locally sourced asparagus offers fresher flavor and better quality thanks to shorter transport times from farm to market. However, this versatile spring vegetable’s local season is only 6-8 weeks long, so make it count while Washington fresh asparagus is still available at My Fresh Basket!
Asparagus packs great health benefits.
It is a good source of vitamin A and vitamin C, and is among the best vegetable sources for folate (a prenatal staple to help prevent birth defects) and glutathione (an anti-carcinogen and antioxidant). It contains no fat, no cholesterol, and is very high in fiber.
Asparagus is an incredibly versatile vegetable.
Whether served steamed, simmered, roasted, grilled, sautéed, or wok-fried, this vegetable will add a vibrant flavor to any meal. It also makes for a great vegetable stock base! Use it as a stand-alone side dish, or incorporate it into your favorite recipes to add a new depth of flavor and texture!
For recipes and information visit waasparagus.com/recipes.