Asparagus season for 2019 is expected to begin about mid-April.

You can monitor soil temperature and conditions in the asparagus field as measured by the station on the Yoder Farm that is part of the Indiana Geological Survey's Shallow Geothermal Monitoring Network.

Enjoy fresh asparagus directly from our farm to you.


Our asparagus comes to you in packs of approximately one pound

Call us at 260 484 7109 or complete an order form and send it to us by US mail. Be sure to provide us with a phone number and an e-mail or postal address where we can reach you.


We'll confirm your order and then let you know when your order is ready. When we contact you, we can make mutually convenient arrangements for pickup or delivery.



The most convenient arrangement is for you arrange to pick up your order at the farm on Thursday, Friday or Saturday between 2pm and 5pm. Other times can be arranged by appointment.

If it is mutually convenient, we may be able to deliver.

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Shirley Meighen (right) shows how we care for the freshly picked asparagus to Professor Dale Hess (left) and his agroecology class from Goshen College's Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center.

We delight in picking the shoots, putting them on ice and placing them in your hands as quickly as possible.


When you purchase asparagus in the grocery, you often trim and discard the lower parts of the stems because they're too tough to eat. If you discard half of your purchase, the price you paid in the store is doubled.

When you purchase our asparagus, you can eat all of it. Nothing has to be trimmed and thrown away.


That's because we snap our shoots rather than cut them.

The break occurs above the point where the fibers are developing, so tough parts are left behind.

  We plant our asparagus in the sandy outwash deposited adjacent to the Eel River Sluiceway as water poured off the glacier at the close of the last ice age.

The asparagus "crowns" are planted and then fertilized, in part, using ashes from wood used as fuel for our maple sugaring.

An asparagus bed will produce for 15 - 20 years if properly maintained.