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Asparagus U-Pick Orchards in Boston and surrounding counties in Massachusetts in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for asparagus that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have asparagus orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

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Middlesex County

  • Meadow Mist Farm - asparagus, beans, beets, blueberries, carrots, eggplant, flowers, grapes, herbs or spices, peas, peppers, raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (Autumn, black), summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs
    142 Marrett Rd, Lexington, MA 2421. Phone: 781-354-5037. Email: laurenyaffee@gmail.com. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From 95\(128\) : If you are coming from route 95 \(128\), the exit for route 2A is one exit north of the route 2 exit. Go east on route 2A \(Marrett Road\) until you reach a traffic light at the Waltham Street intersection. There are two gas stations at this intersection. Continue straight through this intersection and stay on 2A east. Bacon Street is your second right after this intersection. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    Meadow Mist Farm Facebook page. . . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. From 95/(128) : If you are coming from route 95 (128), the exit for route 2A is one exit north of the route 2 exit. Go east on route 2A (Marrett Road) until you reach a traffic light at the Waltham Street intersection. There are two gas stations at this intersection. Continue straight through this intersection and stay on 2A east. Bacon Street is your second right after this intersection. Strawberries June Blueberries July Raspberries August-October Concord Grapes, Some Pumpkins, Corn Stocks September- October.

 

Asparagus

Asparagus Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

 Asparagus is one of the first crops to harvest in the early Spring. Asparagus is usually green, but there is a white (blanched) version that has been kept covered until harvested, so no light reaches it, and even a purple version.

Pick your own asparagus

Pick your own asparagus is pretty rare in the U.S., much more common in the U.K. and Europe. U-Pick white asparagus is REALLY hard to find in the U.S. Eckerts in Belleville, Illinois, has it. Eckert's Spargel- German White Asparagus
To pick asparagus, just look for asparagus spears are about 6 to 10 inches above the soil line, are firm, with tightly closed tips.
Then just cut at the base (ground level) or snap each spear; they usually snap off cleanly at the ground level.

Canning, Freezing and Asparagus recipes

Grow your own asparagus (white or green)growing asparagus in july

The Old farmer's Almanac has a good page about how to grow your own asparagus, white or green.  I've been growing it for years.  It's probably the easiest thing you can grow.  And after you harvest in the spring, you let it grow, and it produces 5 ft tall fern-like leaves that make a nice background hedge at the back of the garden. So don't plant it where it will block the sun from other parts of the garden.  The leaves suck up energy from the sun and store it in the roots to produce next Spring;'s crop.

 

 

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)