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Asparagus U-Pick Orchards in Topeka and Northeastern Kansas in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for asparagus that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have asparagus orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Douglas County

  • Pendleton's Country Market - asparagus, other vegetables, gift shop, porta-potties are available, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    1446 East 1850 Road, Lawrence, KS 66046. Phone: 785-843-1409. Email: karenp@pendletons.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 8am to 6pm; Sunday, 12 pm to 5pm, April 1 to December 10; Closed Sundays during July and August. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers.
    Pendleton's Country Market Facebook page. . Alternate Phone: 785-865-6431. . Asparagus season is usually April 15 to May 31. is a diversified family farm, growing vegetables, bedding plants and cut flowers. During September and October, the farm features an educational Butterfly Bio-Villa, where families and school groups can learn about butterflies and metamorphosis. A small pumpkin patch is open during October, and a Holiday Open House is held the weekend before Thanksgiving that includes products from 20 other local farms.
    Comments from a visitor on May 26, 2012: "I almost did not visit this farm. I did want to pick my own asparagus so I chanced it.. WOW.. I was so excited. They had many things to pick...asparagus, lettuce, radished, peas, boi choi..and much more. They also sell vegetable plants to take home and grow..I currently have 32 lettuce plants from them that my children are excited about eating! I have told the farm about the website..but I have not seen any changes. By the way..THANKS for this wonderful website!

Franklin County

  • Pome On The Range Orchards and Winery - apples, asparagus, cherries, pears, pumpkins, Honey from hives on the farm, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    2050 Idaho Road, Williamsburg, KS 66095. Phone: (785)746-5492. Email: info@pomeontherange.com. Open: Visit our website for details. Directions: Interstate 35 exit 176 7 miles south of Ottawa, KS Visit our website for a detailed map. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, SFMNP Vouchers. . Alternate Phone: (785)242-5511. Fax: (785)242-0452. We proudly open our doors to schools, civic organizations, tour busses, or anyone who wishes to visit our grounds. For large groups or special tours please call for a reservation. Special events are scheduled on various weekends especially during fall harvest. These events include: pick-your-own apples, horse-drawn wagon rides, the pumpkin patch, and much more. Come visit the orchard and bring your whole family! Shop our orchard market for fresh produce, cider donuts, wines, cider, pies, and other home goods. Free wine-tasting every day. U-pick cherries, apples, and pumpkins. (UPDATED: May 18, 2022, JBS)

Johnson County

  • Happy Valley Farm - No pesticides are used asparagus, blackberries, blueberries, gooseberries, table grapes (with seeds), other berries, rhubarb, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, Cider mill fresh apple cider made on the premises, porta-potties, picnic area, farm animals, school tours, group reservations, events at your location (call for info)
    29080 West 95th Street, De Soto, KS 66018. Phone: (913) 706-0370. Email: happyvalleyfarm.ks@gmail.com. Open: Picking by appointment only, please call or email for current availability. Directions: East on 95th Street from 95th Street and Kill Creek Road 1.7 miles. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Happy Valley Farm Facebook page. . . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Kaw Valley Farm Tour is the first full weekend in October every year;. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Our most current information is found on our Facebook page. (UPDATED: October 31, 2018)

Leavenworth County

Osage County

 

Asparagus Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

 Asparagus is one of the first crops to harvest in the early Spring. Asparagus is usually green, but there is a white (blanched) version that has been kept covered until harvested, so no light reaches it, and even a purple version.

Pick your own asparagus

Pick your own asparagus is pretty rare in the U.S., much more common in the U.K. and Europe. U-Pick white asparagus is REALLY hard to find in the U.S. Eckerts in Belleville, Illinois, has it. Eckert's Spargel- German White Asparagus
To pick asparagus, just look for asparagus spears are about 6 to 10 inches above the soil line, are firm, with tightly closed tips.
Then just cut at the base (ground level) or snap each spear; they usually snap off cleanly at the ground level.

Canning, Freezing and Asparagus recipes

Grow your own asparagus (white or green)growing asparagus in july

The Old farmer's Almanac has a good page about how to grow your own asparagus, white or green.  I've been growing it for years.  It's probably the easiest thing you can grow.  And after you harvest in the spring, you let it grow, and it produces 5 ft tall fern-like leaves that make a nice background hedge at the back of the garden. So don't plant it where it will block the sun from other parts of the garden.  The leaves suck up energy from the sun and store it in the roots to produce next Spring;'s crop.

 

 

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
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