Joe Prado, president of Prado Foods, started out as a young boy harvesting crops all over the US. His family followed the crops to be picked going from north to south. Even as a young boy he realized that if you worked hard and pursued your dream, you can do anything you want. As he grew up, he knew what he wanted to do. He wanted to be a farmer.
When he saved up enough money, he bought his first 20 acres to grow asparagus. The rest is history. Joe now farms 115 acres in Oceana County in West Michigan, just a few miles from Lake Michigan.
Joe is the inventor of Asparagus Nuggets. We use all of Joe's asparagus along with other local farmers. Asparagus Nuggets were created for all to enjoy year round. The freshness of the asparagus comes through with every bite. We grow more asparagus in West Michigan than anywhere else in the United States. The quality is far superior to any other asparagus throughout the world.
Asparagus from Joe's farm is hydrocooled just hours after picking and processing happens quickly, usually withing 24 hours. This ensures the quality and flavor of our Asparagus Nuggets. After processing and freezing the asparagus is lightly breaded and ready for the deep fryer.
We are proud to be able to share with you what we worked so hard to create. To have started our journey from scratch out of noting as a family was and remains our greatest adventure.
We are proud to offer you our farm to table asparagus in a way everyone loves. If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Interesting fun fact: Oceana County is home to the Annual National Asparagus Festival. We will all be celebrating the 50th Annual Festival this June of 2023.