Chilebrown at home

Monday, February 27, 2023


I used to look forward to the first asparagus of the year. It was a signal that Spring was right around the corner. We used to be so spoiled going to the Farmers Markets and buying freshly harvested asparagus. I knew my asparagus vendors by first name. You can still buy asparagus at the supermarkets but they are shipped from Mexico. There is nothing wrong with this asparagus but it is not the farm fresh stuff I used to crave. California has been pulling up their asparagus fields. They cannot compete with the foreign products price. Life is full of changes and this particular event has me saddened.



Big Dude said...

Like you, we much prefer the spears from our garden vs. store bought.

Chilebrown said...

Big Dude, I am jealous that you have an asparagus garden.

Aaron said...

What- a general farmer's market lack of asparagus?!?!?! This fellow CA boy can't believe it

Chilebrown said...

Aaron, California farmers cannot compete with Mexico's low prices. You may run across some but they will be very high priced. I went to Berkeley Bowl expecting Ca. asparagus. It was all from Mexico.