Garlic time again. The geese keep coming back in the spring and the garlic keeps being pulled in the summer. The routine is comforting. In spite of the crazy change of climate these past two years from drought to flood, we have been fortunate to once again harvest beautiful, nutritious bulbs. More details below.
This year all our garlic (and SUNflowers) will be sold in honour of my dear sister, Akka, who died on April 24th. She loved our garlic and was our champion in so many ways. Akka died at home over a 4 month period. Andrew and I had the great privilege of looking after her. She received incredible professional care and yet the lack of palliative understanding became achingly clear.
Our sales will go towards supporting efforts to bring hospice and its extended services to this area of the world, the place that Akka loved so much and was thrilled to call home.
We also have earthy, rich shiitake mushrooms coming in and have been hoarding a nice big, bundle of scapes.
current favourite recipe
Scapes, mint, walnuts, maple syrup, yoghurt or kefir and salt whipped up to your taste in a blender.
Put it in your favourite bowl garnish with a mint leaf and edible viola.
Et voilà. 10 minutes later, ready to dip in or spread.
super fresh whole garlic cloves
whole sage leaves
your favourite oil
bake at 350
For those of you who know our garlic, you can skip over most of this. The only difference this year is that we are selling in bundles of $20. Why? It is so much easier to tally and process and, truthfully, most of you will go through $20 in no time and then just come back for more! (Of course, you can order as much or as little as you want but we really want to try this out). Our garlic is perfect both for planting as well as eating. We treat each and every clove and bulb with care from harvest to planting and all along the way, through cleaning, curing, transporting, and cracking. If a bulb is dropped, bruised or scraped or just lackluster, it goes immediately in to our own kitchen. We guarantee you healthy, vibrant garlic that tastes fresh, delicious and that will store as long as the variety and conditions will allow. There are six varieties for you to choose from. All of them are beautiful specimens.
Red Russian – large cloves, lovely colour, easy to peel,
Sicilian – smaller cloves, sharp taste and super long lasting
Susan Delafield and Music – large cloves and excellent storage
Persian and Ukrainian – medium sized cloves, nice taste, good storage and great heritage
Please share with friends, family and colleagues.