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Edmonds Summer Market: Sea asparagus is a hit


Last updated 6/22/2017 at Noon

Edmonds resident Steve Kaiser debuted his sea asparagus Saturday, June 17, at the Edmonds Summer Market.

There’s always a crowd around Steve Kaiser’s Core Hero Hard Cider booth at the Edmonds Historical Museum’s Summer Market, which debuted last Saturday for its 23rd season. But Kaiser offered something new for his third year as a vendor, a herb that few have heard of: sea asparagus.

Some brave visitors gingerly picked up samples of the annual herb – also known as pickleweed, samphire greens, sea beans, glasswort and sea fennel – and munched it raw. Opinions were mixed, but surprisingly positive.

After all, Kaiser's samples were raw and meant mostly for display purposes. Sea aspa...

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