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Asparagus Western North Carolina has an abundance of healthy fresh produce throughout the year, and this year our Family and Consumer Science Agent, Cathy Hohenstein, will be teaming up with Sue Estridge in Madison and Yancey Counties and Julie Sawyer in Haywood County to highlight various in-season recipes to try. You can find the videos at the Locally Delicious in WNC, Fresh is Always in Season site. To start us off, there is a Roasted Asparagus recipe.

Asparagus is one of the most labor-intensive vegetables to cultivate, unfortunately, that makes it one of the least affordable vegetables. The price of a small bundle of fresh asparagus typically ranges from$3-$5. When buying fresh asparagus, keep in mind that it is in peak season during the late spring and early summer and will likely be more affordable during this time. Asparagus should be stored in the refrigerator. The shelf life of fresh asparagus can be extended a few days by chopping away an inch of the stem and placing the ends of the asparagus spears in water.

You can watch the Roasted Asparagus Video that includes tips on cutting them at our Locally Delicious in WNC site. Here is the pdf copy of the Roasted Asparagus Recipe.

You can always bookmark the site or keep an eye out on Facebook for links to all the yummy recipes we will be sharing this season. Enjoy!