2018: Week 5

Hello from the fields! The heat and long days have been energizing our plants to grow and grow. This week, we welcomed our first sunflowers and some of the first flower buds sprinkling the fields. Our cucumbers have also been beginning to fruit. And while all the new foods and flowers beginning to crop up in the fields are exciting news, one of our favorite summer delicacies has also arrived: the garlic scape! The whimsical looking scapes sprout atop the garlic plants. We snap off the scapes to direct the plant’s energy underground and into the bulb, stimulating rapid growth. These are actually the seed pod of the garlic plant. The scapes still pack a classic allium punch and can be used just as you would use a garlic clove. Our garlic crop from last season was fabulous and we were able to save much of our own seed for another bountiful harvest this season -- good news for all our garlic loving members.

Happy Summer Solstice!

This Week’s Box:

  • Garlic Scapes
  • Lettuce
  • Baby Greens
  • Swiss Chard
  • Parsley
  • Kale
  • Beets
  • Zucchini
  • Radishes - optional
  • Napa Cabbage - optional
  • Boc Choi - optional
  • Broccoli Spigarello - optional

In the Fields:

The herb garden is open

Recipes

After all the ado about garlic scapes, here are some recipes to help you enjoy: