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Tuesday, June 6, 2023
Hugely popular Thwaites Farms asparagus is back on the menu
Paul Menz packs asparagus into boxes at Thwaites Farms. (Somer Slobodian)
Production manager Lebert Dawson has been working at Thwaites Farms for 13 years. Once asparagus season wraps up at the end of June, he'll be in the orchards for peach season. (Somer Slobodian)
Thwaites Farms highly anticipated fresh asparagus is finally for sale at 1984 Townline Rd. (Somer Slobodian)

More than 200 people arrived at Thwaites Farms on Tuesday to buy bundles of fresh asparagus.

The asparagus is grown at another Thwaites farm in the Simcoe area and shipped to Niagara-on-the-Lake nightly. Seasonal farmworkers could be seen working hard in the production facility checking, bundling and boxing the asparagus.

Paul Menz would take the asparagus from the conveyor belt and put it in the box while his co-worker and manager, Lebert Dawson, oversaw the operation and assembled more boxes.

The booth is at 1984 Townline Rd. and is open from Monday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. until the end of June.

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