Usually from late April/ early May the ditches are rampant with spears of tender green asparagus. It comes with a price though. The ditches are usually scoured by the hunters of this elusive vegetable. They park their cars along the roadside, sometimes even on the road, and walk the ditches for hours to get a pile for dinner.
My question, I guess is, is this veggie that popular that people use it as a side as often as the more common veggies like corn, beans, or even peas. To me it's something I enjoy fresh during the months of June and July. Not something I freeze or buy this time of the year.