Chilebrown at home

Sunday, February 25, 2018


I love asparagus, but not at nine dollars a pound. Spring is right around the corner. A good indicator is when the farmers market has locally grown asparagus. The end of February and the beginning of March these luscious spears of spring arrive announcing the warmer weather to come. We visited the Marin Farmers Market this morning and found some of the very first asparagus. To my shock it was priced at nine dollars a pound. It is time to draw the line. Maybe somebody will pay that but not I. We opted for some very sweet shelling peas. They will go perfect with the corned beef we are smoking as I type. Spring is almost here.

P.S. Not done yet but close.



Big Dude said...

We have also found some outrageous prices at farm markets, especially when they sell things like okra by the container rather than the pound. We replanted asparagus last year so will hopefully get a few spears to eat this year.

Chilebrown said...

Big Dude, That sure would be nice to go in the backyard and pick some asparagus. Hopefully the coming weekends the prices will be more reasonable.

Patsy Irene (Chillin' with Patsy) said...

$9/pound!! holy moly! I shouldn't tell you that my friend George ( just picked fresh asparagus up in Sierra Vista, Az for .77/lb. should I?

Chilebrown said...

Patsy Irene, That is a great price. In the peak of the season it will go for under 5 dollars/pd at the Farmers Markets. At our local Wally World it will be a lot less and in the peak they usually run a special for 99.cents/pd.