Thursday, July 30, 2009

Garlic Available 8/1/09

These are the descriptions for the garlic we'll have Saturday 8/1. The color afterwards is for you to color-code your garlic with markers when you buy it.

Malaysian -So mild and sweet, you can enjoy it without cooking it. Makes smooth aioli, baba ganoush, and hummus. Original seedstock from Malaysia. A very easy to peel rocambole variety. Stores through September. ORANGE

Inchelium Red- A softneck variety that is excellent for roasting. Discovered on the Colville Indian Reservation in Washington State. One of the best-tasting softneck garlics with a mild, lingering flavor. Stores to Jan. RED

Shatili- Excellent in, green chile & curries. Intense, spicy flavor stays strong through cooking. High in medicinal compounds. Gorgeous hardneck, originally from the Republic of Georgia. Keeps through December. BLACK

Chesnok Red- Excellent-tasting hard neck garlic, originally from the Republic of Georgia. (Chesnok means garlic in Russian.) Earthy lingering flavor with a unique zesty bite. One of the best baking and cooking garlics. Will store through December. PINK

German Extra Hardy- Great sliced raw, an addictive garlic taste, with full flavor. Big, easy to peel cloves. Excellent in red sauce: put in at end of heating. Loses flavor if cooked too long. Will keep through November. BLUE

Chicago Italian- A great-tasting garlic with a spicy aftertaste when sliced raw. Perfect for dips, pesto and garlic bread (see back). Nutty and smooth when cooked. Easy to peel. Stores to October. BROWN

Persian Star- Spicy, exotic, and very flavorful. Try on salads, in dips or in pesto. Slice thinly and serve on crackers. Originally from Uzbekistan. Will store through Dec. GREEN

Tzan -Tangy & flavorful in sauces, with pasta and for oriental cooking. Also a good, strong raw garlic. From Shandong province. Stores to November. TURQUOISE

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Wheelbarrows Full of Chesnok Red!

We will have plenty of Chesnok to sell this year. Chesnok means garlic in Russian. It's really strong and tasty, stores until December (or longer) and holds up to cooking. Use it in spaghetti sauce, pickling, roasting and sauteeing.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Harvest Is Over and the Garlic Looks Great! Look for us at the market on August 1st

WeeBee Farms will be at Boulder Farmer's Market August 1st and August 8th. We won't be there August 15th, but will be back after that.
The 1st week we'll have lots of Chesnok Red, German Extra Hardy, Inchelium Red and Tzan. Tzan is one of my new favorites for raw garlic sliced on crackers. It's very smooth with huge garlic flavor, but not hot.