April and May are the best months for this member of the lily of the valley family. Look for firm, straight stalks with well formed, tightly closed tips. Try to use within 2-3 days.
Juicing (Juicing Grid)
Triturate and press asparagus in flat filter cloths or bags. Wash thoroughly. It is not necessary to cut up spears before juicing. Fill the housing with as large a bunch as possible, with the soft tips pointing down before turning on the Norwalk. While triturating, be sure to keep some in the housing at all times to avoid throwback. When finished, leave the pusher in the tube until you have turned off the Norwalk.
Puree, Baby Food (Grid #3)
Triturate cooked asparagus as with juicing.