There is no doubt that Brad’s has the tastiest asparagus around, but how can you keep it fresh and delicious once you get it home?  Here are 5 easy ways to store and prepare asparagus from Brad’s Farm market! Enjoy!


  • Fresh Storage –  Store in the refrigerator upright in a bowl with enough water to cover the bottom 1/2” of the stems.  Use within 3-4 days.
  • Freezing – Wash thoroughly and let dry.  Cut ends off and blanch (cook in boiling water for 1 minute).  Immediately place in ice water to stop cooking.  Freeze on baking sheets until frozen and then place in appropriate containers. Freeze and use within 8 months.


  • Stovetop – Place in a steamer basket over boiling water until the asparagus is bright green and tender; 5-7 minutes for thick asparagus and 3 to 5 minutes for thin stalks depending on your preference.
  • Microwave – Wrap washed, trimmed stalks in four layers of paper towels.  Wet and squeeze to remove excess water.  Roll and lay the bundle in the microwave.  Cook on high 3-4 minutes.  Use tongs to remove the bundle from the microwave.
  • Roast – Toss with olive oil and place on shallow pan.  Roast at 425* for 12-15 minutes.  Season as desired.