You can find asparagus growing wild in Illinois! Asparagus tastes great grilled, baked, roasted, or sauteed. It typically grows between April and June.
Asparagus is a good source of both vitamins A and C, and fat and sodium (salt) free!
Choosing and Storing Asparagus
Look for asparagus bunches that are firm and not wilted or limp. Make sure that the asparagus tips are firm and not mushy or damaged. Store it in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days in a plastic bag.