When you’re looking for something elegant and distinctive for that next dinner party, asparagus is often high on the list. But growing this tall green vegetable demands lots of hands-on work.
Victoria Island Farms in the heart of California’s Central Valley is one of the largest asparagus producers in the nation. But getting this crop to market requires fast picking and packing during the spring’s very short growing season.
Asparagus - Fun Fact: Asparagus is a popular vegetable grown all around the world. We’ve been dining on asparagus for a long time. Early Egyptian paintings depict asparagus as far back as three thousand B.C. And asparagus makes the recipe list in one of the oldest recorded cookbooks dating back to 300 AD.