Asparagus that you pick fresh is always better than store bought. Our Homegrown Asparagus is now available for purchase inside our Belleville Country Store and it won't be long until you can pick it yourself. Scroll down to find a few of our favorite recipes.
When to Pick Asparagus
Look for asparagus spears that have grown 6 to 10 inches above the soil line, have firm stems, and do not have open flower buds. You’ll know you’re doing well if you squeeze a bunch of asparagus and it squeaks. If you see spears taller than 10 inches, please let them be, as they help provide the root systems needed for next year’s crop. We keep a close eye out for when our asparagus fields are ready for you to harvest.
How to Pick Asparagus
So you found some asparagus that looks ripe and ready. But how do you pick it? It’s simple — just cut or snap each spear at the ground level. No fancy tools are necessary, so people of almost any age can enjoy an afternoon of asparagus harvesting.
Sustainable Growing Methods
Sustainability in agriculture means meeting the food needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to do the same.
Eckert’s Italian Sausage and Asparagus Cream Pasta It's asparagus season in the Midwest and I am eagerly digging through my files of asparagus...
Lemon Garlic Asparagus Recipe – Eckert’s Lemon, garlic and oil go together wonderfully when roasted in the oven, especially when used with...
Poached Chicken with Asparagus and Herb Mayonnaise chicken and asparagus A few months ago in...