South central Washington boasts a great climate for asparagus, and its proximity to Portland means we get uber-fresh product here during the spring asparagus season. This year we’re sourcing the tender spears from Snow & Sons in Outlook, WA, where fertile soil enriched with volcanic ash is enhanced by the temperate climate. Fred Snow started the business in 1941 and today it is operated by his grandsons Steve and Jim Thomas. Fun fact: the shoots sprout and grow to their full nine inch size in only 24 hours! That means the asparagus is harvested daily all through the entire season.