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Hadley Grass

Asparagus has long played a part of the heritage and history of Hadley -- Hadley was once called the Asparagus Capital of the World.  But it's not simply asparagus -- it's called Hadley Grass here.

In the springtime, asparagus can be found bunched in trays of water on picnic tables in people's front lawns, at small and large farm stands, in the grocery stores selling local produce, and even at dairies.  In fact, Hadley favourite Flayvors of Cook Farms makes their own Hadley Grass ice cream -- a delightfully mild cream, asparagus, and almond concoction (I know it's delightful because I tried it!).

Hadley Grass - Saveur Magazine
Asparagus Capital of the World - Yankee Magazine

The following was presented by NECN in May 2009.  Enjoy!