Asparagus: Pick your own in Overbrook, Kansas
|You want it? You pick it|
The bright green stalks are just starting to poke up through the ground — not a lot of them last weekend, but patrons will be permitted to begin picking them in four days when owner Ken Krause officially opens his orchard for the growing season. A pound of “u-pick” asparagus sells for about $1.95 says Krause’s daughter, Deb McLaren.
The asparagus will really be ready for harvest by April 24, when the little city of Overbrook — about an hour outside of Kansas City — hosts its all-city garage sale.
“There’s a lot of stuff to see,” says McLaren, “and a lot of fresh asparagus.”