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.