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Garlic Scapes

Garlic Scapes

Can’t ‘scape ‘em this time of year! 

Shannon here to talk about one of my favorite early summer delicacies and our newest seasonal veggie add-on, Garlic Scapes! 

What exactly are these curly, serpentine-looking veggies? The simple answer is that they are the early stages of where flowers come from to produce seeds. There are two ways that garlic propagates (to make more plants)–through either seeds or cloves. Plants only have so much energy–they can put that energy towards either making seeds or bulb development. Therefore, if you want to enjoy those delicious garlic cloves with your winter stews, pasta sauces, chicken, tofu, steak, fish (I think you get the point…), you can probably see why it’s important that the scapes get the snip. (Plus, we get two ways to enjoy all of the garlicky goodness–win/win!) 

Thankfully, these scapes lend the same aromatic garlic flavor as their clove counterparts. One of my absolute favorite things to make every year is garlic scape pesto. Add the pesto to pasta, chicken, risottos, mayo for sammies *Chef’s Kiss*! Delicious. You can also turn them into a compound butter, pickle them, sauté them in butter, and grill them. 

Since taking away scapes is crucial for garlic bulb development, I’ve had no less than five farms call me this week asking to help move their scape crops! We’ll be able to get them into your shares (in MA this week and ME/NH next), but we also wanted to take this opportunity for y’all to buy more for any of your cooking fancies, projects (scape butter sounds like a fantastic gift, just saying…), or ambitions! In our new seasonal veggie add-ons, you can now find Garlic Scapes to add to your orders along with a number of other delicious staples!


WHAT'S IN THE BAG? (MA)

Delivery dates: Saturday, 6/18 and Tuesday, 6/21

Note: If you order a "Meat and Fish Share" you will receive just the meats listed, not the "dairy" items (i.e., eggs, yogurt, etc). If you order a "Fish and Seafood Share" you will receive the fish listed, not the dairy items.

Add-on Bread of the Week - Popeye Loaf from Great Harvest Bakery
Add-on Cheese of the Week - Ricotta from Maplebrook Creamery
Add-on Fresh Pasta of the Week - Bucatini from Valicenti
Add-on Gluten Free Grain of the Week - Crackers from ME Crisps
Add-on Grain of the Week - Bagels from Iggy's
Add-on Mezze of the Week - Almond Tzatziki from Littleburg
Add-on Pastry of the Week - Frosted Cinnamon Buns from A&J King
Add-on Vegetarian Salad of the Week - Orzo Salad from Forge

 

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Haddock from Red's; Cream Cheese from Casco Bay Creamery
Pescatarian Protein - Haddock from Red's; Cream Cheese from Casco Bay Creamery
Vegetarian Proteins - Tempeh Bacon from Forge;  Cream Cheese from Casco Bay Creamery
Paleo Proteins - Haddock from Red's; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Garlic Scapes from Shady Corner Farm; Romaine from Clark; Hakurei Turnips from Langwater Farm and Iron Ox Farm; Potatoes from Brookford Farm
Grain - Sunflower Rye Bread from A&J King
Special Treat - Graham Crackers from A&J King

 

WHOLE SHARE 

Omnivore Protein - Haddock from Red's; Sausage from Clark Farm; Cream Cheese from Casco Bay Creamery; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Pescatarian Protein - Haddock, Sea Bass from Red's; Cream Cheese from Casco Bay Creamery; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Vegetarian Proteins - Tempeh Bacon from Forge; Dumplings from Mei Mei; Cream Cheese from Casco Bay Creamery; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Paleo Proteins - Haddock from Red's; Sausage from Clark Farm; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Garlic Scapes from Shady Corner Farm; Romaine from Clark; Hakurei Turnips from Langwater Farm and Iron Ox Farm; Potatoes from Brookford Farm; Collards from Clark Farm; Tomatoes from Long Wind Farm
Grain - Sunflower Rye Bread from A&J King
Special Treat - Graham Crackers and Blueberry Muffins from A&J King

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Haddock from Red's; Sausage from Clark Farm; Salmon Burgers from Red's; Cream Cheese from Casco Bay Creamery; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Butter from High Lawn Farm
Pescatarian Protein - Haddock, Sea Bass, Lobster Bisque from Red's; Cream Cheese from Casco Bay Creamery; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Butter from High Lawn Farm
Vegetarian Proteins - Tempeh Bacon from Forge; Dumplings from Mei Mei; Tamales from TexMex Eats; Cream Cheese from Casco Bay Creamery; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Butter from High Lawn Farm
Paleo Proteins - Haddock from Red's; Sausage from Clark Farm; Shaved Steak from Yankee Farmers Market; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Garlic Scapes from Shady Corner Farm; Romaine from Clark; Hakurei Turnips from Langwater Farm and Iron Ox Farm; Potatoes from Brookford Farm; Collards from Clark Farm; Tomatoes from Long Wind Farm; Spring Onions from Iron Ox Farm; Swiss Chard from Brookford Farm
Grain - Sunflower Rye Bread from A&J King; Tortillas from VT Tortillas
Special Treat - Graham Crackers and Blueberry Muffins from A&J King


RECIPES (MA)

(from Shannon)

Crostini with Garlic Scape Cream Cheese - Delicious and easy bites for any weekend plans you may have! 

Hakurei with Ginger and Soy - 20 minutes to a delicious side.

Haddock Caesar Salad - Crispy fish on top of a delicious salad? Yes, please! 

Grilled Romaine - If you're looking to change up your raw salad routine, why not throw some lettuce on the grill? 

Kielbasa and Collards - No better way to enjoy some collards than with pork! Enjoy this one-pan meal! 

Grilled Spring Onions - While grilling up burgers or sausage, leave room for spring onions to join as well!

Tips and Tricks for storing your food and getting the most from your shares can be found here


WHAT'S IN THE BAG? (ME/NH)

Delivery date: Saturday, 6/18

Note: If you order a "Meat and Fish Share" you will receive just the meats listed, not the "dairy" items (i.e., eggs, yogurt, etc). If you order a "Fish and Seafood Share" you will receive the fish listed, not the dairy items.

Add-on Bread of the Week - Cacio e Pepe Sourdough from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Add-on Cheese of the Week - Sharp Cheddar from Neighborly Farms
Add-on Fresh Pasta of the Week - Lemon & Cracked Pepper Linguine from Terra Cotta Pasta Co.
Add-on Gluten Free Grain of the Week - Popcorn Kernels from Fairwinds Farm
Add-on Grain of the Week - Rolled Oats from Maine Grains
Add-on Mezze of the Week - Muhammara from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Add-on Pastry of the Week - Blueberry Pocket Pie from Two Fat Cats Bakery
Add-on Sausage of the Week - Garlic Sausage from Broad Arrow
Add-on Treat of the Week - Oatmeal Cookies from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Add-on Vegetarian Salad of the Week - Farro Salad With Cucumber, Watermelon Radish, Red Onion, Feta, Mint & Parsley from LB Kitchen

 

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Proteins & Dairy - Shaved Steak from Pine Ridge Acres; Cream Cheese from Casco Bay Creamery
Pescatarian Proteins & Dairy - Salmon from Harbor Fish Market; Cream Cheese from Casco Bay Creamery
Paleo Proteins & Dairy - Shaved Steak from Pine Ridge Acres; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Vegetarian Proteins & Dairy - Tofu from Heiwa; Cream Cheese from Casco Bay Creamery
Fruits and Veggies - Hakurei Turnips from Goranson; Baby Kale from Two Farmers; Strawberries from Jordan's Farm; Asparagus from White Oak Farms; Leaf Spinach from Goranson (Paleo Shares only); Bunched Scarlet Kale from Goranson (Paleo Shares only)
Grains - Bagels from Forage
Special Treats - Oatmeal Cookies from Rosemont Market & Bakery

WHOLE SHARE

Omnivore Proteins & Dairy - Shaved Steak from Pine Ridge Acres; Salmon from Harbor Fish Market; Cream Cheese from Casco Bay Creamery; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Pescatarian Proteins & Dairy - Salmon from Harbor Fish Market; Cod from True Fin*; Cream Cheese from Casco Bay Creamery; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Paleo Proteins & Dairy - Shaved Steak from Pine Ridge Acres; Salmon from Harbor Fish Market; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Vegetarian Proteins & Dairy - Tofu from Heiwa; Farro Salad With Cucumber, Watermelon Radish, Red Onion, Feta, Mint & Parsley from LB Kitchen; Cream Cheese from Casco Bay Creamery; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Hakurei Turnips from Goranson; Baby Kale from Two Farmers; Strawberries from Jordan's Farm; Asparagus from White Oak Farms; Leaf Spinach from Goranson; Bunched Scarlet Kale from Goranson; Carrots from Kitchen Garden Farm (Paleo Shares only); Rhubarb from Two Farmers (Paleo Shares only)
Grains - Bagels from Forage
Special Treats - Oatmeal Cookies from Rosemont Market & Bakery; Peanut Butter Cookies from Two Fat Cats Bakery

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Proteins & Dairy - Shaved Steak from Pine Ridge Acres; Salmon from Harbor Fish Market; Pork Chops from Broad Arrow; Cream Cheese from Casco Bay Creamery; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Yogurt from Silvery Moon Creamery
Pescatarian Proteins & Dairy - Salmon from Harbor Fish Market; Cod from True Fin*; Bluefish from Harbor Fish Market; Cream Cheese from Casco Bay Creamery; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Yogurt from Silvery Moon Creamery
Paleo Proteins & Dairy - Shaved Steak from Pine Ridge Acres; Salmon from Harbor Fish Market; Pork Chops from Broad Arrow; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Vegetarian Proteins & Dairy - Tofu from Heiwa; Farro Salad With Cucumber, Watermelon Radish, Red Onion, Feta, Mint & Parsley from LB Kitchen; Tempeh from Rhapsody; Cream Cheese from Casco Bay Creamery; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Yogurt from Silvery Moon Creamery
Fruits and Veggies - Hakurei Turnips from Goranson; Baby Kale from Two Farmers; Strawberries from Jordan's Farm; Asparagus from White Oak Farms; Leaf Spinach from Goranson; Bunched Scarlet Kale from Goranson; Carrots from Kitchen Garden Farm; Rhubarb from Two Farmers
Grains - Bagels from Forage; Crackers from Brewer's Crackers
Special Treats - Oatmeal Cookies from Rosemont Market & Bakery; Peanut Butter Cookies from Two Fat Cats Bakery

*Super frozen to -60ºC which means zero ice crystals rupturing cell structure while defrosting which means zero difference from fresh and zero issues searing. ❤️


RECIPES (ME/NH)

(from Joe)

Roasted Cod with Wilted Kale - SPRING IS SPRINGING. There's a plethora of amazing seasonal veg that you could cook and toss in with the wilted kale here.

Steak and Spring Vegetable Stir-Fry - For those getting the shaved steak, a chunk of the work is done for you here. Could/would definitely throw in some additional veg here, too.

Hakurei Turnip on Soba Noodles - This is the dish that we jump on as soon as Hakurei turnips come into season. Hakurei are smaller and less starchy than their behemoth cousins you've been seeing over the winter, and are not only super tasty, but easier to work with. And their tops are a bonus ingredient that's easily prepared.

Baked Asparagus Frittata - Frittatas are a staple in this household. They're amazing for getting the last bits of all sorts of stuff out of the fridge and are delicious. Become friends with the frittata.

Gravlax - Yeah... Gravlax at home. It's super easy and you're now the type of home cook that cures meat.

Strawberry Pancakes - That's all. Strawberry pancakes. Do it.

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp - Delicious spring dessert that is super easy. Would not say no to some ice cream accompaniment.

 

Tips and Tricks for storing your food and getting the most from your shares can be found here.