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Fresh Garlic Scapes at Wallace Springs Farm

Here it is nearly June and so soon the garlic scapes will be in season.

A true culinary delicacy

garlic scapes ready to pick
Garlic scapes are the curly shoots that spring from the tops of of the garlic plants in June.  Most growers cut the scapes in order to encourage the garlic plant to produce bigger bulbs.  If left on their own to grow, the scapes mature to form the garlic plant's flower head.  Scapes are a culinary delicacy - harvested just as they curl when they are most tender.  Scapes have a strong but delicate garlic flavour and can be eaten raw, steamed, lightly fried, barbecued or pureed into a pesto.  Scapes can also be frozen whole or diced and bagged for freezing.
Like other spring shoots such such as asparagus or fiddle heads, scapes are only available during a short period during mid/late June.  Garlic Scapes are available during this time period at Wallace Springs Farm - Come and pick them fresh, or have us pick them.  We will have a good supply from our 20,000 plus plants, book yours now. 

Garlic Scape Pesto Recipe

  • 1 cup chopped garlic scapes (10 – 14 scapes)
  • 1/3 cup walnuts (lightly toasted optional)
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1/2 cup parmigiano-reggiano cheese, grated
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and pepper, to taste

Blend everything but the olive oil, salt and pepper in a food processor or blender.  Slowly drizzle in the oil with the motor running, and blend until smooth.  Taste and add coarse salt and pepper as needed.  Use on brushetta, pasta, eggs, foccacia, and just about anything grilled like shrimp, salmon or chicken.

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