Spring 2021 Asparagus Harvest

Spring is here and asparagus have started to sprout. We have just started harvesting our 7 acres of asparagus and it will be a little slow with the cold and freeze in the forecast but we do have asparagus. We will be open weekends through May 9am-4pm at the farm. There is also a self serve fridge available at the farm daily. Asparagus is $4.00 a lb in 1 lb bundles, 11 or 30 lb boxes. Enjoy it while you can as it is a short season. We have a fleet of three harvest carts working on a daily basis for the freshest asparagus. 5810 Schultz Road, Harvard,Il. ...
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Spring 2018 Asparagus Planting

Spring 2018 Asparagus Planting

Based on the success of our asparagus test plot last year we planted an acre of asparagus. The weather for April 2018 has been cold with snow present on half the days of the first half of the month. The weather finally improved and on April 22nd, with the help of our dear friends Jim and Marty planting was accomplished....
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2018 Updates from the Farm

2018 Updates from the Farm

It has been a busy year at the farm   This spring we planted a new field of christmas trees and replaced trees in the existing field that were harvested or were not going to make it.   It was a very tough growing season with record rainfall in the spring contributing to higher than expected transpant mortality.  This was consistent with other local nursery growers. It is discouraging but like they say “there is always next year”.   We planted an acre of asparagus that has done very well and we are anticipating an intial harvest of fresh asparagus starting in May 2019. This year also saw the demolition of the old red shed and replaced with a brand new agricultural pole building.    This building will serve dual functions.  First, it is our machine storage for the farm.   In the spring it will also function as our asparagus processing and sales space as it was built to USDA GAP standards.   In the...
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