Cooking with asparagus can range from recipes prepared in the oven, on the stove top, on the grill or even in the microwave. Utilizing various cooking methods can offer diverse and appetizing flavors all from the same bunch of asparagus.
White asparagus is sweeter and milder than green asparagus. White asparagus is popular in Europe; in the U.S., it's a more of a specialty item. Look for it at farmer's markets or the produce section of gourmet grocery stores.
Fresh organic asparagus grown from an asparagus crown
Growing asparagus from asparagus crowns can be an easy and fun way to harvest your own fresh and organic varieties of this healthy green vegetable.
Once established, asparagus will produce delicious spears year after year. Plant once, harvest forever: growing asparagus gives you a perennial vegetable that can provide you with a bounty of delicious stalks for many years, once it's established.
Buying, planting and growing fresh organic asparagus is not a task for only the greenest of green thumbs. With the right know how and start up, any level of gardener can be a successful asparagus grower.