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Our first week of CSA harvest and delivery has come and gone. An amazing day, weather wise it was a crazy day harvest-wise. Great food to be eaten included radishes, head lettuce, pea shoots, dill and more. Jackson’s Kombucha rounded out the amazing first box and will be in next weeks share as well.
Still have a couple of spots available for this season. And a couple weeks to fill them. Afraid of the size? Too much fiber? Don’t know how to use all the veggies? Don’t fret, all good things. We are with you all the way to help you make the best of your share and enjoy feeling energized and always ready to GO! Plus, we have veggie bingo. Can other farms say that?
In your first share you will receive a bingo card filled with tons of fruits and veggies. Each week in your newsletter you will get an option to fill in your card. The first one to get bingo will win a prize. If no one gets it till the end, then a bigger prize will be awarded.
So now you have no reason to not participate. Contact us today (507)-304-5371 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to sharing meals together. Happy Spring.
Still have a few shares available. Contact us for more information at: email@example.com
Thanks to my friends Sarah and Nancy for assistance in bed prepping and planting the garlic last fall. Well done ladies, it’s looking great.
Willie Nillie grows five varieties of Garlic all Hardneck:
German: Larger Cloves it has a strong flavor, but it’s not spicy.
Armenian: Larger bulbs and cloves it has a very strong flavor, but isn’t spicy. Earlier to harvest, stores well.
Chesnok Red: Large bulbs, but smaller cloves, it’s the sweetest roasting garlic and is slightly more spicy than the previous two and the skin is purple.
Mateshi Red: Similar to Chesnok and varies in spice and size.
Krasnodar Red: Large bulbs, with Red-ish purple-striped bulbs, keeps good flavor after cooking.
I look forward to sharing all the great flavors.
Hardneck garlic (Allium sativum ophioscorodon) tend to have more flavor than their soft-necked cousins. They’re characterized by hard woody central stalks and a long flower stalk (scape) that loops and curls, usually twice. They tend to have four to twelve cloves in each bulb.
Hardneck garlic can sometimes verging on being spicy or hot. Others say they’re spicier, more complex, and altogether more “garlicky.” Porcelain, Rocambole, and Purple Stripe varieties are all part of the hardneck family.
Hardneck garlic tends to grow best in areas with very cold winters, since they require a longer time of vernalization (i.e., they need a long, cold winter to be dormant so they can flower in the spring).