Oceana County, located near Hart and Shelby, Michigan, is known as the "asparagus capital of the world," though Michigan Asparagus farmers are located throughout the whole of Michigan. 120 Michigan families harvest nearly 9,500 acres of land annually, yielding approximately 2,100 pounds of Michigan Asparagus per acre. 40 percent of their harvest is sold fresh through May and June in local grocery stores, restaurants, farmer's markets, and at roadside markets. The remainder is sold to processors who freeze or can the product for distribution throughout the United States. Oceana County is also home to the National Asparagus Festival, which includes a parade and crowning of the Asparagus Queen.