Our government says we should all eat 9 servings of fruits and vegetables daily. That's a lot more than simply eating an apple a day to keep doctors away. If everyone actually ate what is recommended we would need three times as much farmland devoted to fruits and vegetables as currently exists.
Current farm bill policies only minimally support these crops. One way to take action is to plant some of your own food. It's the season, at least in the west. Even a small 4-by-8-foot plot can grow a lot of fresh vegetables. Containers work well too, particularly for herbs.
In my opinion, it is more practical to buy organically grown asparagus from a farmers' market than to wait a couple of years to harvest your own at home.
Recognizing a recent recipe that celebrated asparagus, I just have to share an additional asparagus recipe with you that is easy to make and very good.