Congratulations to the 2021 Asparagus Queen

Tara Oomen 

(right) & the 1st Runner-Up 

Grace Huffman (left). Tara is proudly sponsored by Oomen Veggie Co. and Michigan Farm Bureau. Grace is proudly sponsored by Wesco of New Era.   

Meet the
2021 Asparagus Queen

Welcome to West Michigan, where we take pride in our wonderful agriculture. Oceana County, known as "The Asparagus Capital of the Nation", is one of the leading areas for asparagus growth in the entire country! We've been celebrating asparagus since 1974 and nobody does it better. We are the longest running asparagus festival in the country and 2021 marks the 48th festival. Come join us!


Anyone interested in helping or volunteering for a committee and providing some much needed help and input is encouraged to attend any of our meetings! We meet every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6pm, in person or virtually. Contact us to find out about details and the link. 

If an event/task does not have a lead person assigned it’s possible the event might not happen.


2022 National Asparagus Festival

June 11, 2022

We can't wait to see you this year! 

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Come join us!!

Board Meetings/Work Sessions are every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm at our NAF Office in downtown Hart. Meetings are open to the public and we would love to have more community members involved! Meetings may be virtual, so please contact us for details and the link. 

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Special thanks to the following sponsors for your continued support!

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Above: 2021 Asparagus Queen Tara Oomen (left), and 2021 1st Runner-Up, Grace Huffman giving us a smile on the NAF Truck at the Grand Haven Coast Guard Parade 2021. 

Below: 2021 Asparagus Queen Tara Oomen (middle) smiles for a photo with the National Baby Food Festival Queen and Court at the 2021 National Baby Food Festival Parade. 

Interested in volunteering? The NAF is in need of volunteers for a wide variety of events & tasks! Volunteering is a great way to network, make a difference in your community and discover new talants you didnt know you had! We have lots of opportunities from helping out with merchandise, to assisting with a children's activity & even designing website pages!  It also helps students build their resumes & qualify for scholarships that require volunteer hours! Contact information is at the bottom of this page.

The Annual Meeting is the 2nd Tuesday of October, 6 pm at the NAF Office. Officers are elected and committee chairs are assigned. This is the perfect opportunity to meet the board and join a commitee!

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Thanks to ALL of our Sponsors & Supporters

Oceana Eyecare

Riemer Eye Center

Walkerville Well Drilling

Burnette Foods

Windridge Textile Printing

Craig's Cruisers

Wet Head Inc

SLSDA - Hart Visitors Bureau

Hart Animal Clinic

Hart Dental

Byl's Lakeview Orchards

Daly Orchard Company

Prince & Monton, PLC

Ceres Solutions

Tri-Berry Inc

Silver Lake Mini-Stor


C&D Fuehring Farms

Golden Stock Farms