Asparagus season is here, and there’s no better way to experience it than by going to a pick-your-own asparagus farm. Until today, I only knew of one such farm in our area, and it is in Craig County. The last time I checked, their asparagus was not up yet.
But today, I got a call from John Dansby at Dansby’s Strawberry Farm in Franklin County. The bad news is that the Dansbys are not growing strawberries anymore, but the good news is that they now have a field of pick-your-own asparagus.
John Dansby said their farm is open every day from sun-up to sundown. The asparagus is $2.50 per pound and it will be available for about four to five weeks, depending upon how soon the weather gets hot and stays hot. You know how fickle Mother Nature can be, so if you’re interested in getting some fresh asparagus I suggest you get out there sooner rather than later.
The address and telephone number are:
4481 Colonial Turnpike, Rocky Mount