CVP California Asparagus Is Here!
Springtime in the Salinas Valley means that Coastal View Produce out of Gonzales, CA has begun to ship the first organic asparagus of the season. Brian and Kurt of the Violini family are leading the way for this third generation grower, packer and shipper.
Gonzales is known as one of the most fertile asparagus growing areas in California and the Violini family have grown their organic asparagus in this area for the past 40 years. Protected from direct coastal influence by the Salinas Coastal Range, Gonzales enjoys milder shifts in climate and protects the asparagus from getting too hot or too cold. The end result is a fresh, tender and sweet tasting product that rings in springtime.
California asparagus is mainly grown where the great San Joaquin and Sacramento rivers converge, in the rich peat lands of the delta, an hour south of Sacramento and in the Salinas Valley, about 2 hours south of San Francisco. The height of the California season goes from March to June but the mild climate of the Salinas Valley means that CVP asparagus can be enjoyed through July 4th.