Certified Organic Asparagus
At Mazak Farms, a crop of asparagus is harvested from early May until late June and is handpicked while paying special attention to the diameter, length and shape of the spear. The farm hand picks roughly 8.5 acres of organic asparagus each year.
Also available among their crop is white asparagus (green asparagus that hasn’t been exposed to light, which prevents the plant from producing chlorophyll). The white asparagus offers a slightly milder flavour and is often considered to be a delicacy throughout parts of Europe. They are the only Ontario grower of certified organic white asparagus.
Mazak Farms is a multi-generational family farm that has been in the organic asparagus business since 1998. Their asparagus (as well as other produce such as rhubarb and garlic scapes) will be the perfect accompaniment to your next meal and it can be found at various grocery and specialty shops throughout Toronto including The Big Carrot, Organic Garage and Whole Foods.