“Doing cartwheels of joy!” — Karen Beverlin, with The Produce Hunter
The California Sacramento River Delta boasts exceptionally rich peat soil. This magnificent soil and the area’s climate combine to grow what many people consider the world’s best asparagus.
In 2004, Russ Parsons’ prescient article about the state of California’s asparagus crop, Delicate Harvest in Crisis, ran in the LA Times. Describing the challenges for California farmers competing with cheap prices on imported asparagus, Parsons wrote, “(Eddie) Zuckerman says total acreage for the state may have to go below 20,000 before asparagus becomes profitable again.” In 2008, third-generation asparagus farmer Roscoe Zuckerman reported that the Delta was down to 15,000 total acres of asparagus, and most of his family has abandoned asparagus farming, leaving Roscoe with just 300 acres of prime Delta land.
Harvested to our order and delivered to us within 4 days of harvest, Zuckerman asparagus is a delicious Delta-grown asparagus. To continue to grow this amazing asparagus, Roscoe is counting the support of chefs who appreciate those differences.
Zuckerman’s Delta Asparagus. Accept no substitute.
Image and content contributed by Karen Beverlin, Vice President of Specialty Sales at The Produce Hunter.
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