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Now that it is mid June, most of the garlic is near bulbing. It won't be long now before the Turban strains are ready for harvest. We are harvesting scapes (flowering stems) from the garlic now, selling them to chefs and farm market customers. To keep up to date with our harvest, consider "Liking" Hudson Clove on Facebook.
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.
Crocus sativus, saffron, blooming last November!
"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" this May on the farm.