Asparagus harvest off to good start in Washington

If you love asparagus, we have some good news -- this year's season in Washington is off to a good start.

The state asparagus commission says spring weather in the mid-Columbia area has been ideal with no frost.

The harvest started early this month and should last into June.

There are 75 asparagus growers within the state who harvest about 18 million pounds from about 5,000 acres.