Garlic Harvesting Time!
It is almost that time of year. The stalks are tall, the green color fades at the base of the plant, and the scapes have been cut (and tasted- yum)! Harvest time is nearly here! This year we have 3 different types of Organic Garlic to share, with over 500 plants in our field! Please read on to learn more about our Garlic:
All of our garlic is Hardneck, Organic, and Non-GMO.
All of our garlic can be use for seed or simply eating & enjoying!
The 3 types we've grown this season are as follows:
Music- Balanced flavor, larger clove, all purpose & hardy.
Georgia Fire- Spicy taste, perfect culinary garlic. Smaller clove.
Northern White- Robust, full flavor, great for grilling. Hardy.
Did you know? It takes about 2-3 weeks for garlic to cure completely- it needs to get good air circulation to dry the bulbs and stalks. The garlic can be eaten at any time after harvest, although the flavor has not completely developed so it's worth the curing time.
If you are interested in purchasing our organic garlic, we sell it by the bulb on Etsy.
* Check it out here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/825924201/organic-garlic-hardneck-garlic-organic
One of my favorite recipes to make during harvesting season is Garlic Scape Pesto!
1/2 cup garlic scapes, finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup olive oil
2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup pine nuts
Sea salt to taste
Fresh cracked pepper
Optional add-in of chopped fresh herbs: I like to add basil, parsley, or rosemary.
Put garlic scapes, lemon juice, and a pinch of sea salt and pepper in a food processor and pulse until scapes are roughly chopped. Add oil and pulse until oil is mixed well.
Add half of the Parmesan cheese and pulse until mixed, add the pine nuts and fresh herbs, pulse to blend. Then pulse in the remaining Parmesan cheese. You may need to add a little more olive oil to get the consistency you want. I like a thinner pesto- it is easier to use and mix into dishes.
Note: I store this garlic scape pesto in mason jars placed in the freezer. That way, I can use it in my cooking throughout the year. It's a wonderful sauce to add on homemade pizza, flat bread sandwhiches, grilled chicken, and pasta dishes.
To purchase our organic garlic: https://www.etsy.com/listing/825924201/organic-garlic-hardneck-garlic-organic