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Local Organic Asparagus

April 1, 2013

The local crop of asparagus tends to peak in April, and we’re proud to source locally grown, organic asparagus from Durst Farms in Yolo County. This fourth–generation farm is located in an area of California called Hungry Hollow, at the mouth of the Capay Valley. The unique microclimate and soil there provide the perfect environment for growing delicious–tasting asparagus. Farm proprietorsJim and Deborah Durst have been growing organic produce since the early 1980s, and they strongly believe in farming techniques that build soil fertility, while balancing wildlife and insect ecology. Their farm practices are based on the maxim, “Feed the soil and the soil will feed the plants.” Be on the lookout for their delicious asparagus in our stores in the coming months! • Adam Bazarnik (Produce)

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Jim and Deborah Durst of Durst Farms