Thatta boy. Honest to goodness Michigan asparagus was for sale on Monday, May 28, 2007. A real, true, seasonal product that grows as well or better around the Whole Foods in River Forest, IL than all the Whole Foods in California. Now, I have nothing against parsnips and morels, and god knows I bought a ton of ramps, but the local selection at Whole Foods should (should) mostly (mostly) comprise the items the customers are buying this week. Offering local asparagus is a nice start.
Even though I got lotsa lovely, organically grown asparagus from Farmer Vicki's Genesis Growers CSA, I still bought a few bunches at Whole Foods to encourage the sale of local produce.