Thursday, October 19, 2017

Last markets with garlic!

Amethyst garlic - photo by WeeBee Farms


We are starting to sell out of garlic. We will be at the Boulder Farmers market October 21st and 28th and the 28th will probably be our last market.
Come visit our art/photography booth at the indoor Winter Market December 2nd & 3rd at Boulder County Fairgrounds!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Time to Stock up on garlic! We'll have LOTS to choose from on Saturday

Come by this Saturday at the Boulder Farmer's Market!
Get a FREE bulb of German Extra Hardy (Karen's Favorite) with any purchase when you mention seeing our social media post!
We have lots of varieties of garlic from mild to super strong, the tastiest short-storing garlic to long storing types and some bargains to boot!
We are running low on Chesnok Red and Inchelium Red, but have lots of other choices for fresh eating, planting garlic and long-storing garlic
Chesnok Red in the bin

bulk bargain bags

Karen at market

the prettiest garlic


lots of yummy types of garlic

Super-strong Siberian garlic

Friday, September 29, 2017

Boulder and Longmont tomorrow

We'll be at both Boulder and Longmont Farmer's Markets so stop by either location. This will probably be the last chance to buy garlic at the Longmont market. At Boulder we will likely be bringing garlic until the end of October.
Karen with freshly harvested garlic in July

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Longmont Market photo and Westword publicity

Garlic at Longmont Farmers Market. by Linnea Covington
Longmont market was a success last Saturday, and we will be there again this Saturday. Westword writer Linnea Covington was there buying food and took this photo of our display. Here is a link to her piece
http://www.westword.com/slideshow/farmers-market-finds-discovering-longmonts-dirt-candy-9493515/36




Karen at the Boulder Market, photo by Louis Krupp


It was nice and cool at the Boulder market and although crowds were thin at the market in general it was very busy at our stand with so many people suddenly in the mood to cook! Bring your umbrella for this coming Saturday and enjoy the change of weather...

Thursday, September 14, 2017

See us in Boulder or Longmont this Saturday, Sept 16th

In Boulder we'll be at our usual spot near the food court. Or come see us in Longmont and say hi to Georgia from WeeBee Farms! We look forward to seeing you and the cooler weather they are forecasting for the weekend.

Friday, July 28, 2017

See you at market tomorrow, July 29th!

Our first market with garlic this season!
We will be at Boulder Farmer's Market with 8 kinds of garlic for sale. The crop was great this year and we have lots of the early season garlic- the kind you can eat fresh on crackers, with pesto, hummus and guacamole. We'll  bring some good cooking garlic too! Come by and say hi. Light rain is predicted after noon so don't forget your raingear...
       We'll have German Extra Hardy, Persian Star, Uzbek Turban, Tzan, Shantung Purple, Metro Porcelain, Chesnok Red and Inchelium Red for sale. With a few other kinds in bargain bags and variety bags.

garlic drying on racks


Monday, July 17, 2017

The garlic harvest is finished! Stay tuned for our first market sales day.

It was a bumper crop this year! The garlic had no major problems and looks great! There is a LOT of it!! The harvest started early and was reasonably easy. Now all the garlic is drying in our barns, shops and 2 boxcars. After 3 weeks of "curing" it is full flavored, will store well and is ready to eat and sell. We will be selling Tzan, Persian Star, German Extra Hardy, and "Metro" at our first market which will probably be July 29th in Boulder.
We will sell at the Longmont Market too, on September 16th and 23rd.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Garlic Update- Harvest has begun!

The early "Turban" garlics were harvested 6/15, and now we are starting into the main harvest about a week earlier than usual. Some of the Turbans were small or had only formed "rounds" (no cloves) due to cold-stress in the Spring. But many were decent size.
"Shantung" garlic harvested 6/15



Notice the bottom leaves have fallen off. All in all half the leaves were brown and the stems were starting to fall over on this semi-hardneck type.


Today we harvested the German Extra Hardy with the bottom 4-5 leaves having turned brown (out of 9 leaves total). It looks great!! The Inchelium Red will be harvested next.


One of our two fields on June 15




Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Garlic Scapes For Sale!!!

Scapes ("Garlic Curlies") will be at market at WeeBee Farms June 17th and June 24th


How to use cooked: Put in your eggs, beans, potatoes, pasta, soup, stir fry, burrito.  Sautee for a minute, add salt and serve as your pasta topping. You may want to cut off the bottom part if it is tough, and the tip. You can use the flower part in your food if you like. They are great grilled whole too!
How to use raw: Slice thinly and add to a green salad, potato salad, hummous, tabouli, tuna salad, dips.
Make pesto (puree with olive oil and salt) and spread on bread, sandwiches, pizza crust.
For more ideas go to http://www.dailycamera.com/garlic-scapes
Scapes will store for 2 months in the fridge in a plastic bag!!
We will have generous bags for $1.50 (or $1.25 if you bring your own bag). 
We'll also have some cucumber and squash plants, flower starts and a few other plants for your garden. 
If you grow your own- Here's how to harvest Your Scapes- (Hardnecks only) Clip or break the central seed stalk when they make a loop, or shortly afterwards (usually in June.) Taking the scapes off will give you larger bulbs. (However your bulbs will store longer if you keep the scape on.) Eat the scapes! Harvest time comes about 3 weeks after scapes. Stay tuned for a post on when to harvest garlic (or search posts from previous years)
Scapes of all shapes!


A graceful scape...

Friday, May 26, 2017