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What's Fresh, Garlic Scapes, and This Weekend's Events

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June 23, 2009 WEEKLY UPDATE

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scapesGarlic Scapes:

What Are They & What Should I Do With Them???
from  Mariquita Farm

Wondering what to do with garlic scapes that are showing up at the farmers market . . .  or in your garden? As you may know, scapes are the flower stalks found on members of the Allium family (onions, leeks, chives, and garlic). Garlic scapes, which appear on the hardneck garlic varieties, curl upward as they grow, ultimately straighten, and then grow little seed-like bulbs. When the garlic scapes are still in full curl, they are tender and delicious.
Garlic Scape Ideas:
  • You can add sliced scapes to any stir fry recipe. (Chop into two inch lengths, boil for two minutes, then shock in iced water to set the color. Drain and add to stir-fry mix during the last minute of preparation or chop into smaller pieces and sprinkle over pasta, pizza, brushetta, etc.)
  • Great in guacamole and fresh salsa.
  • Chop & add to softened cream cheese.
  • Add chopped fresh scapes when serving a light garlic soup.
  • Use them as you would green onions, they're just better.
  • An excellent addition to stocks....and much Asian cuisine.
More recipes at: Mariquita Farm's Website

What's Fresh This Week

At the Keene Farmers' Market:

Abenaki Springs Farm: Chard, Cilantro, Dill, Garlic Scapes, Kale, Lettuce Mix, Peas, Spinach, Strawberries, Zucchini

Alstead Center Farm: Asian Greens, Beet Greens, Carrots, Chard, Chives, Chard, Cilantro, Garlic Scapes, Mizuna, Arugula, Lettuce, Parsley

Basin Farm: Potted Herbs, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Chard, Garlic, Garlic Scapes, Escarole, Lettuce, Mustard, Onions, Salad Mix, Tomatoes, Turnips, Peas, Potatoes

Bow Riggs Cattle Company: Black Angus Beef

Bob's Bread: Bread - Saturdays Only!

Cheshire Garden: Grows raspberries, blackberries, elderberries, blueberries, strawberries, currants, peaches, pears, plums, tomatoes, peppers, garlic and herbs to make low-sugar preserves, mustards and condiments in their own professional kitchen - Saturdays Only!

Orchard Hill:
Bread and Cookies - Tuesdays Only!

Milkweed Farm:  Bok Choy, Chard, Kale, Kohlrobi, Salad Greens, Lettuce, Mizuna, Peas, Garlic Scapes, Radishes

Porkside Farm: Pork and Grass-Fed Beef - Saturdays Only!

Sawyers Farm: Maple Sugar & Syrup, Maple-Covered Nuts - Tuesdays Only!

Stonewall Farm: Baby Beets, Carrots, Garlic Scapes, Ground Beef, Parsley, Dill, Mesclun, Spinach - This Saturday: Raw Milk!  Come Try A Taste!

Sunset Farm: Potted Plants, Lettuce, Salad Mix, Strawberries

With Good Reason: Granola, Nuts, Brownies

Located on Gilbo Avenue in Keene 
Every Tuesday and Saturday from 9am - 2pm

HealthySustainability Project's Healthy Foods Breakfast 
Saturday - Sunday, June 27th-28th, 8am - Noon
Gilsum Rock Swap, Gilsum Community Center

Support the Sustainability Project while you enjoy good company and a healthy cuisine. Most of what will be served is organic and from local farmers, bakers, and businesses.  Learn about local efforts to encourage a healthy consciousness for earth-friendly produced food within our region.  More information at:

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ForageForaging and Wild Harvesting
Sunday, June 28, 2-6pm
Herban Living Farm, Temple

Nothing connects us more to Earth and our Nature than the act of eating.  In the second of three day-long seasonal journeys, the participant will learn to identify wild edible plants that grow in this region with Tim Keating. The day will include a slide show of common edible plants. Discussion of the psychology, ecology and spiritual aspects of foraging for food and a co-operative potluck meal and celebration of the food we've gathered that day. A third workshop will be held on July 26. $30/session, $50/bring a friend. More information at or call 603-878-0459.
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