Saturday, June 13, 2009

To Market, To Market

We are going to market now. Come see us in Coraopolis on Mondays, 3:30pm-6:30pm, in Ambridge on Thursdays, 4 pm-7 pm, and in Beaver on Saturdays, 10 pm-1 pm.
Our green and white truck, familiar to many of you, has been retired. Look for our blue and white veggie van, shown below.
Lettuce, broccoli and herbs are the first veggies ready for harvest. Please see last year's blog (
for photos of the different lettuces we grow. Herbs include mint, flat parsley (Jiminy Cricket), curly parsley (Forest Green), large-leaved basil (Caesar), lemon basil (Sweet Dani), lime basil, and Thai basil (anise).
The basket in the photo above is full of garlic scapes. The garlic bulb you usually use will not be ready until mid-July. But now the plant is producing a long spiraled stalk with a flower at the tip. This flower is called the garlic scape. We cut them off so the bulb will grow even larger. You simply cut and saute the scape for garlic flavor in your favorite recipes. Recipes using garlic scapes in soup, pesto, etc. are available on the internet. They store for at least a month in the refrigerator, so purchase enough to last until the bulbs are ready.
We look forward to bringing you fresh veggies throughout this season.