Asparagus is going to start popping soon in the Pioneer Valley. But what does it look like before you buy it at your local farm stand? Check out the video.

Also, did you know that a popular movie and book begins its narrative in Western Mass? The Mosquito Coast, written by Paul Theroux (then made into a movie starring Harrison Ford) begins in Hatfield, MA, with the local asparagus growing and picking culture as a backdrop.

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