OUT OF STOCK FOR 2022

Now Open for 2022:
Small Crown Orders

 

Millenium Asparagus Crowns Available

We kindly advise you read through this whole page to find all the answers for pricing, shipping details, shopping for your crowns, and FAQ’s on planting and harvesting and more! We believe we have answered the most common questions you have throughout this page, so be sure to give it a read! Fun fact: all these small root orders are managed by volunteers. And, all proceeds from these orders will be donated by Sandy Shore Farms to Global Shore Opportunities to support the education they are providing for children in Guatemala! Thank you! 

This year we have Millennium Crowns available.  All orders will be processed online. If you have any questions after reading through our page here, and in our FAQ section located below, you can email us at asparagus.sales@gmail.com 

*We kindly ask you to please refrain from calling Sandy Shore Farms for your questions. All emails and contact forms will be answered. All crown orders will be managed and answered through this email only:  asparagus.sales@gmail.com * Thank you for understanding.

Pricing:

25 to 500 = $1.00/ Crown

501 to 1000 = $0.75/ Crown

1001 to 3000 = $0.50/ Crown

3000+ = email us at asparagus.sales@gmail.com

*Order must be a minimum of 25 crowns.

FAQs:

ORDERING CROWNS

What kind of crowns do you have?

This year, we have Millennium Crowns.

How much are your crowns?

Please refer to the pricing chart above.

How do I plant crowns?

Typically, asparagus crowns are lifted or harvested from the nursery beds in late March or early April prior to them beginning to sprout.  In most cases, we prefer to transplant our crowns as soon as possible after they have been dug out of the nursery.  However, some research suggests that there may be value in storing the crowns until ground temperatures warm up suggesting that placing this transplanted crown into cold soils where it will sit may be harmful to the crown.  If it is not possible to plant your crowns soon after having been dug or you decide to wait until the ground warms up, they should be stored where they will be protected from frost, sun, wind and moisture and in as cool of a condition above freezing as possible.  As well, they should not be stored in too deep a pile to reduce the possibility of heating and sprouting within the pile.

Keep in mind that asparagus requires adequate soil drainage – it does not survive under prolonged wet conditions.  Well drained sandy loams are ideal soils for asparagus however, we are aware of highly successful plantings on well drained heavier clay soils as well.  Your site should also be as free as possible from perennial weeds.  These can be difficult, if not impossible to eradicate once the field has been planted to asparagus.

Over the last number of years, we have attempted to plant our crowns into trenches dug approximately 7-8” deep. Most asparagus crowns are now planted using asparagus transplanters.  These are nothing more than a 3 point hitch tool bar with 2 lister plows for opening trenches, seating for 4 (or 5), a hopper to carry crowns, closers to fill in the trench over the crowns and, in some cases, wheel driven fertilizer attachments.  Other types of planters do work including the use of single furrow plows with manual placement of the crowns.   For smaller plantations, simply dig a trench and place the crowns in the base of the trench.

Traditionally, it was considered important that asparagus be planted with the top of the crown (the dormant buds are on the top of the crown) facing upwards.  Recent research suggests that this is not the case.  Our own experience would validate this.  It appears that it really doesn’t matter which way the crown faces when it is planted.

It has also been common practice to close the trenches over the asparagus only gradually over the course of the summer.  This works well in a small planting.  We suspect that this was originally done in order to deal with weed issues mechanically when herbicides were not as readily available for young asparagus plantings.  This may be a better alternative in extremely heavy clay soils where the spears may have greater difficulty emerging from the soil.  Our own experience in our lighter and sandier conditions is that the trenches can be completely closed immediately after planting.

Learn More Here

How do I order crowns?

Please scroll down and select the quantity you’d like to order. All orders must be done online. There will be no phone orders. If you have issues, please email us.

asparagus.sales@gmail.com

Who can I contact if I’m having trouble ordering crowns?

 Please contact asparagus.sales@gmail.com  if you’re having issues. Please do not contact Sandy Shore Farms for inquiries/questions/issues. These small root sales are run by lovely volunteers who are overseeing orders, and they will answer your emails.

I want to order more than 3000 crowns.

 Please contact asparagus.sales@gmail.com You can send an email to us and we will connect you with the right person who can help out with your Large Crown Order needs!

SHIPPING

How much will shipping be?

Shipping will depend on your location and how many crowns you order.

How do I buy and receive crowns?

All orders will need to be completed online by adding your desired crowns to your cart and paying online. All payments are done online through PayPal. We cannot process payments other ways. This year, due to high demand and COVID-19, all orders will be required to be shipped.  We cannot accommodate pick-up orders this year.

Why can’t I select local pickup?

We are not able to offer in-person pick ups this year. Please go through our online store to place your order and see shipping rates.

When will my crowns be shipped?

Packaging and shipping of orders tends to occur mid to late April. Upon your package being processed by Canada Post, you should receive an email from PayPal or CanadaPost with your tracking number. You can track your package from there. 

Where are my crowns? Are they lost? They arrived damaged, now what?

Please keep in mind that all shipping is done through Canada Post. Upon shipping your order, any delayed, lost, or damaged items are out of our control and are the responsibility of Canada Post. If you have any issues, please use your tracking number to contact Canada Post directly on the delayed or lost items. If an item arrives damaged, please go through the Canada Post claims department. We kindly ask that you do not call us regarding the delays/damages/lost items, as there isn’t much we can do about it, but directly contact Canada Post who will be able to assist you. Thank you for understanding.

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

Have questions? We believe we can answer all your questions on page this, and within our FAQ section here (link). Please read this thoroughly, and if you still have any questions reach out to our volunteers at asparagus.sales@gmail.com 

We kindly ask you to please refrain from calling Sandy Shore Farms for your questions. All emails and contact forms will be answered. All crown orders will be managed and answered through this email only:  asparagus.sales@gmail.com 

Please note: any questions that can’t be answered in our FAQ should be emailed to:  asparagus.sales@gmail.com. All inquiries for crowns will be redirected to our website for ordering. We only are offering Millennium Crowns this year. Our Small Crown Order Volunteers will respond to you within 5 business days. Please, do not call Sandy Shore Farms regarding ordering crowns, the status of your order, etc.

All questions can be emailed to asparagus.sales@gmail.com.

OUT OF STOCK FOR 2022

Order Online:

This year we have Millennium Crowns available.  All orders will be processed online. If you have any questions after reading through our page here, and in our FAQ section located below, you can email us at asparagus.sales@gmail.com 

*We kindly ask you to please refrain from calling Sandy Shore Farms for your questions. All emails and contact forms will be answered. All crown orders will be managed and answered through this email only:  asparagus.sales@gmail.com * Thank you for understanding.

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Global Shore Opportunities

While we truly enjoy producing and supporting our families from the the fruits and vegetables we grow, we have come to appreciate that there can be so much more to our lives than the success of our business – “one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his or her possessions”. 

In fact, we are firmly of the belief that we have an obligation to care for those who are suffering or in need.  We know and understand that there are many here in Canada that are doing just that in their own way.  We at Sandy Shore Farms have been led and motivated to do something as well – and amazingly, that has taken us into the country of Guatemala.

For over twelve years we have been involved in bringing education, development, and the Gospel of Jesus into the community of El Tizate through Global Shore Opportunities. To learn more about this work, click the link below!

Global Shore Opportunities

All questions can be emailed to asparagus.sales@gmail.com.

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