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Garlic Scape Pesto

Garlic, or rather hard neck garlic - the kind we grow here, gifts us with two harvests. The predictable and hopeful bulbs pulled from the soil in July, and about a month earlier with garlic scapes. Scapes are those whimsical curly wands that stretch their way to the sky in June, in Vermont anyway. Scapes signal to the grower that its time to stop watering the bulbs below decks, and get ready for harvest, typically about 3 weeks out from the time the scapes are long and curled. What to do with this bonus harvest? There are several ways we use them here, including grilling them for pizza or eggs, slicing them up for soups, or pickling them for zingy cocktails, etc. But the most prolific way is probably to make pesto. After all, it IS garlic. Just whiz the scapes up in place of garlic in regular ol' pesto recipe. HOT TIPS: Be sure to taste your scapes before making the recipe - some are more potent than others. Substitute any kind of nut you prefer. Pine nuts are traditional, but they can be pricy. Garlic Scape Pesto 1 cup garlic scapes, sliced crosswise (about 10 to [...]

July 9th, 2020|

CSA Shares SOLD OUT for 2021

February 2nd, 2021|

Ready to get a weekly veggie box from a local small farm? Imagine picking up a box of fresh local veggies every week, grown, nurtured, and harvested here in Middlebury, and taking it home for your family’s table—food that was picked that day—that you’ve already paid for. Is that you? In light of so many people seeking a healthier, less crowded way to get fresh veggies on the table, we’re broadening our market gardens to support a small CSA. Limited CSA shares are available for 18 weeks this summer, beginning June 26 through October 31.

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