D.A. Smiarowski Farms
Dedicated growing the finest quality fresh asparagus
D.A. Smiarowsk Farms
Asparagus is a life’s work. And in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, often called the asparagus capital of the world, it also can be a legacy. Smiarowski is locally synonymous with the first and most revered of spring sprouts.
The scourge of Fusarium, a soil-borne fungus, obliterated the valley’s crop in the ’70s, throwing farmers’ focus onto corn, potatoes, and onions. But disease-resistant varieties of asparagus, including the currently prolific Jersey Supreme and the popular Millennium, have meant the crop’s welcome return here, including at Dan and Penny Smiarowski’s D.A. Smiarowski Farms in Sunderland and Montague.
The distinctively sweet and grassy-tasting asparagus grown here manages to be both meaty and melt-in-the-mouth.
Often called Sunderland Asparagus —for both one of the well-known growing towns and the plant’s folk name of sparrow grass—it’s coveted by locals and far-flung diners alike, having been served at the annual spring feast of Queen Elizabeth II.
Best Soil in World
The Connecticut River created what Dan calls “some of the best soil not only in the country, but in the world”—said as all fact, no boast.
Farm hours and Contact Information
Hours of Operation
8:00am – 8:00pm
85 Falls Rd., Sunderland, MA 01375