Asparagus

asparagus (1)Asparagus season usually starts the first or second week of May and then extends through much of June. The amount of asparagus ready to pick depends on the temperatures and weather so please CALL AHEAD for picking times and to order already picked asparagus! 920-826-7297   The 2017 asparagus season has started. CALL AHEAD before driving out!!

Bring along a plastic handled grocery bag for picking your own asparagus.

You will be assigned a row. Stay in your row. Pick only and all stalks that are 5 inches tall or taller. Leave the shorter stalks to grow. Hold onto the stalk just slightly higher than ground level and give a quick snap. It will snap right where it is tender. No knives allowed or needed. You end up with fresh asparagus that is a great value to you. No wasted hard ends!

Call BerryLand: (920) 826-7297 for up-to-the-minute information on picking times, what is in season, to order pre-picked or to arrange a Haunted Hayride for your school group or club.

Check out this recipe click this: Living with Amy & The Better Half – Almond Asparagus Casserole

HPIM1235Asparagus Recipes:

Asparagus Guacamole
1 lb. BerryLand Asparagus cooked tender
1/3 cup chopped onion
1 garlic clove
1/3 cup chopped tomato
2 tblsp. mayonnaise
1 tblsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. minced fresh cilantro or parsley
1/4 tsp. chili powder
6 drops hot pepper sauce

Process asparagus, onion and garlic in blender or food processor until smooth. In bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Stir in the asparagus mixture until blended. Serve with assorted raw vegetables or baked tortilla chips. Refrigerate leftovers. Makes 2 cups.

Almond Asparagus
1 lb. BerryLand Asparagus (cut into 1 inch pieces)
2 C. Crushed seasoned croutons
8 oz. Cheddar cheese-shredded
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 cups chopped almonds
1 Tbsp. Melted butter

Cook asparagus in 1 cup water until tender-crisp. Combine crumbs and cheese and set aside. Combine soup, asparagus and asparagus liquid. In a casserole dish layer half of crumb/cheese mixture then top with half of asparagus/soup mixture. Repeat crumbs and asparagus layers. Top with almonds and melted butter. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes. Double recipe for larger casserole. YUM!!!
For more great recipes, visit BerryLand today. Asparagus season usually starts the first or second week of May and then extends through much of June.

Asparagus Leek Soup

3 large leeks sliced into 1/2 inch pieces       1 large onion chopped      3 Tbsp. butter

4 medium potatoes-peeled & diced              3 medium carrots sliced            1 tsp. salt                       49 1/2 oz. can chicken broth                          1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice

1 lb. fresh BerryLand asparagus cut into 1 inch pieces          1/2 lb. fresh spinach- chopped into 1/2 inch pieces             1/4 tsp. pepper     1 cup heavy cream

Sautee leeks & onions in butter till tender. Add potatoes, carrots, salt, broth & rice. Cover & bring to boil; reduce heat & simmer 30 minutes. Stir in asparagus & simmer 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender.  Add spinach, pepper & cream then heat through. A soup to remember!!

Check out this recipe click this: Living with Amy & The Better Half – Asparagus Leek Soup