The Country Mercantile is an establishment where I frequent if I am going to/from the Tri Cities as they always have fresh produce on hand. They also have an abundance of specialty food items to purchase, hand scooped ice cream, handmade chocolate and made-to-order Mexican food!
Well, I bought 20# of fresh off-the-farm asparagus!
Added some fresh garlic
Capped them off, and placed them into the hot water bath
TaDa! We'll enjoy these babies throughout the year!
Needless to say, I had plenty of asparagus left, so besides grilling some for dinner I whipped up a batch of fresh asparagus soup. Yum!