As we enter our first asparagus season without the legendary Lyle Wells, we look back at his legacy.
When will your favorite spring produce return? We’re glad you asked.
RECIPE: Round Swamp Farms Spring Asparagus Salad
Every spring, doubt gives way to renewal.
Writer Laura Luciano realizes we can nourish during the entire cycle of a growing season.
In our upcoming spring issue, Laura Luciano chronicles her project of starting her seeds from scratch. But what happens to the underperformers, the little…
The seasonal marching band starts off with the big brass of asparagus.
When those jolly green giant spears begin framing every dinner plates, it’s sort of like a migratory bird’s return. “Ah, yes,” we might say, “I remember you, asparagus. The way you soften in butter. The tenderness of your tip. The scent you give our pee.”
Wells Homestead Acres uses the succulent green spears to get a jumpstart on business.
The great essayist Charles Lamb once wrote that “asparagus inspires gentle thoughts.” And while this may be true for most of us—there is, after all, a reason we all scream for ice cream rather than the old green stalks—it is most certainly false for Lyle Wells, the East End’s own “Asparagus King.”
When Brian Halweil talked to Paulette Satur about her vegetable business in 2005, she was farming nearly 200 acres in Cutchogue with her husband…
A selective roundup of what food’s in the news, in season and in business.