Fun Fact of the Day

Fun Fact of the Day: Oceana County, Michigan is the self-proclaimed asparagus capital of the world.
 
The county produces two-thirds of the state’s spears and hosts the National Asparagus Festival in June each year to celebrate the harvest. Unfortunately, America’s War on Drugs has caused a decline in the local industry. The United States pays Peruvian farmers to grow asparagus instead of coca, depressing the global price of asparagus and making it an unprofitable proposition for American farmers.

Fun Fact of the Day

Fun Fact of the Day: It takes three years from seed to harvest. Once they get going, asparagus plants can be cropped each spring for 15 years or more, but the spears start out the diameter of pencil lead in year one.