Why Ontario asparagus is at risk if minimum wage goes up

Why Ontario asparagus is at risk if minimum wage goes up

Some Ontario asparagus farmers may stop growing the crop if the province increases minimum wages. “To walk away from it is devastating,” said Sarah Harrison, co-owner of Mazak Farms, where asparagus is the main source of income for the four decades old farm just south of London. “We will find a way to survive but as produce farmers – I’m not sure if that’s going to be it.” Read more about this at...
White asparagus a sweeter, more mellow version of green relative: Fresh Bites

White asparagus a sweeter, more mellow version of green relative: Fresh Bites

While we quietly await the start of the local asparagus season, expected around Mother’s Day, the rest of the world is celebrating these tasty spears with gusto. Residents of Stockton, California, are gearing up for the city’s annual asparagus festival starting April 26. Last year, cooks in Asparagus Alley deep-fried more than 38,000 orders of jumbo green spears. Scrumptious! To read the rest click...