Friday, August 26, 2011

Seed garlic available this week!

I will have several varieties of garlic that is suitable for planting (large or medium sized garlic from a plot without disease problems).
I will have large heads of Chesnok Red, Tzan and Inchelium Red for $2 each. Also I will have medium sized heads of German Extra Hardy, Uzbek Turban, Malaysian, Georgian Crystal, Colorado Black, Chicago Italian and Killarney Red for $1.75.
Here are the garlic descriptions for 2 new garlics I am selling this Saturday, Aug. 27th:
 • Killarney Red-  The ultimate garlic for garlic bread! Mix with butter and olive oil and spread on warm french or sourdough bread. Mellow, smooth flavor when cooked. A Rocambole hardneck variety that peels easily. Won’t keep, eat by October.      GREEN

Georgian Crystal- Delectable sweet & spicy flavor. Best used raw or cooked less than a minute. Try in salad dressing & garlic bread. 4-7 fat cloves are very easy to peel. From Republic of Georgia. Will store to November.        YELLOW

Friday, August 19, 2011

GMO's on Boulder County Open Space affect us all!

I haven't been updating my blog as often lately, because my computer time has been spent on the GM issue in Boulder County. The culinary gardener group I belong to has been helping me get inspired and informed on the issues.

I used to think I could grow organically on my own small farm and not worry about what other people were doing. Never did I want to become fanatical or political! Then 2 things happened.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Garlic Descriptions for Saturday August 20th

• Uzbek Turban-  Delightful flavor - rich and smooth.  Excellent choice for gazpacho, bruschetta, fresh sauce.  A hardneck Turban from former USSR. Stores to Nov.  PURPLE

• 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 thru October.       BROWN

• Malaysian -So mild and sweet, you can enjoy it without cooking it. Makes smooth aioli, baba ganoush.  Easy to peel. Stores through September.             ORANGE

• Colorado Black-Heirloom from Colorado. A superior taste that starts off rich and mild, then builds a little heat. Good raw in hummus, bruschetta. Cooks well. Stores to Oct.  BLACK

• Guatemalan- A flavorful and mild garlic that compliments veggies of all kinds.  Pretty on the inside with 6-8 large burgundy cloves. Easy to peel. Stores to October.        GREEN

Friday, August 5, 2011

August 6th Garlic

Making guacamole or pesto? We will be bringing our famous "Malaysian Garlic" on Saturday. You can buy it by the bulb ($1.75) or in bargain bags ($4.25). It will also be in our variety bag - 6 different types of garlic, with color-coded description sheet- for $10.50. We'll also have the 6 other garlics from last week.

• Malaysian -So mild and sweet, you can enjoy it without cooking it. A perfect garlic for pesto, guacamole, fresh pasta sauce, salads and sliced very thin on a cracker. Makes smooth aioli, baba ganoush, and hummus. Original seedstock from Malaysia. A very easy to peel rocambole variety. Stores to October.               ORANGE