HADLEY, Mass. (WWLP) – The Hadley town common Saturday was packed with people looking for some Hadley grass. The popular pioneer valley staple veggie more commonly known as Asparagus, was celebrated Saturday in the Hampshire County town.
Hadley’s fertile farms provide a fantastic soil for the fibrous and tasty stalks to grow. Local farmers cultivate the asparagus and pick it at just the right time in the spring.
From there it gets delivered fresh and tied in bunches to the dozens of roadside farm stands on Russell Street and throughout western Massachusetts.
People told 22News you can’t beat the taste of fresh asparagus, but what they come for is the atmosphere. Jennifer Simonetti, of Northampton, said, “Brought the kids to enjoy the crafts and the games, and the tattoos. My daughter likes the tattoos. And we like the craft beer and the atmosphere.”
The asparagus festival brought out hundreds of families from all over. The festival ended at 6 o’clock Saturday.