These long green stalks are a favorite of many and are one of the state’s first crops to appear in the spring. Asparagus boasts a variety of health benefits, and most Michigan asparagus is grown near the Lake Michigan shoreline, where moderate temperatures and soils are ideal.

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Michigan Asparagus Facts

  • Michigan ranks first in the nation for asparagus production, producing up to 20 million pounds each year
  • Oceana County boasts the greatest volume of asparagus production, but there is also significant production in Southwest Michigan
  • Michigan asparagus, unlike asparagus from other states, is hand-snapped above the ground, yielding a more tender and flavorful product
  • The five-year average annual value of Michigan’s asparagus crop is more than $28.3 million
  • There are approximately 9,500 acres of asparagus harvested in Michigan each year
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  • Among vegetables, asparagus is the leading supplier of folic acid
  • Asparagus contains no fat or cholesterol
  • Asparagus provides potassium, fiber, vitamin B6 and glutathione
  • There is only one milligram of sodium per 100 grams of cooked asparagus

Recipes Featuring MI Asparagus: