Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
My favorite recipe for canning pickled asparagus. Why pay $8 a jar at the store when you can make your own (and custom flavor it)?! Use 12 oz jelly jars for extra long spears.
Tarragon makes the perfect accent flavor for a batch of asparagus pickles. Process for long storage, or keep a crisp batch in the fridge.