Gourmet Trading Reports Early Start to Washington State Asparagus Season

Fri. April 29th, 2016 - by Jessica Donnel

LOS ANGELES, CA – Gourmet Trading Company has announced an early harvest of its locally-grown, Washington state asparagus.   

“Due to ideal weather conditions we have an excellent crop, which is two weeks ahead of previous seasons,” stated Gourmet Trading CEO, Peter Lineen, in a press release. “The quality this year is some of the best we have seen. Favorable weather and young fields make a big difference."


The company said it had good volumes just in time for Mother’s Day and extolled the health benefits of asparagus, calling it “the perfect side dish for celebrations. Its versatility, proven anti-cancer health benefits, and ease of cooking are sure to make any Mother’s Day a success.”

Gourmet Trading also shared that after 11 years of packing asparagus in Pasco with local farmers, this year will bring the first harvest of asparagus from the company’s own all-new 450 acre farm.

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