Congratulations to the 2019 Asparagus Queen Alysha Sullivan
(right) & the 1st Runner-Up Lori Beggs (left). Alysha is proudly sponsored by Big Hart Brewing Company, in Hart. Lori is proudly sponsored by Kristi's Pour House, in Hart and Webb Chemical Service Corporation, in Muskegon.
2019 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 2020 marks the 47th festival. Come join us!
The NAF board met and discussed all aspects of potential events and risks of planning an event with current Covid Restrictions and has decided to ONLY move forward with the following events:
*Ryan Walsworth Spear It 5K (which has virtual and in person options to attend)
*Asparagus Queens Pageant!
Stay tuned for more details on the pageant but be sure to save the date of June 5th!
Stay Healthy, Eat Asparagus and support your local businesses!
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Come join us!!
Board Meetings are monthly 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! Reach out via Facebook or email us to confirm the next meeting date!
Asparagus Queen Update
Special thanks to the following sponsors for your continued support!
Above: 2019 Asparagus Queen Alysha Sullivan (left), and 2019 1st Runner-Up, Lori Beggs giving us a wave on the NAF Float at the Grand Haven Coast Guard Parade 2019.
Below: 2019 Asparagus Queen Alysha Sullivan (far left) and 2019 1st Runner-Up Lori Beggs smile for a photo with the National Baby Food Festival Queen and Court at the 2019 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!