Welcome to Hudson Clove!
I have bartered with a neighbor who has excellent soil and have planted garlic and shallots for next season. If all goes well, I may have garlic for sale next summer! Many thanks to everyone who has supported this project! If you want to keep up to date, "like" Hudson Clove on Facebook.
'Asian Tempest,' an Asiatic strain, just harvested, June 2014
Porcelain "German Hardy," June 2014
Rocambole, this May, 2014
Late March, 2014.
Allium ampeloprasum, or Elephant Garlic, flowers.
Garlic scapes are tasty in numerous dishes including stir fry, dips, scape pesto, grilled, soups and with eggs. They are best fresh, but can easily be kept in the fridge for a week or more, while scape pesto can be frozen. This delicacy only comes around once a year, so get your scape on!
Elephant Garlic scapes are great to eat or in floral arrangements.
The field, mid spring, 2013.
"Sativum ? Sativum," part of artist Heather Hart's project BarterTown (Trading Post X): Tomorrow-morrow land at the Dumbo Arts Festival was a great success. I was pleased to see so many New Yorkers eat raw garlic! Hands down, they're convinced that locally grown garlic is way better tasting than our average California-grown garlic.
Variety Rocambole, "Italian Purple," May 2013.