See the garlic "curly-q's" in among the garlic leaves? Those are the edible garlic stems or scapes that we cut off to sell.
Photo: Spanish Roja garlic plants and scapes
Photo by Dick Dyer at The Dyer Family Organic Farm, Ann Arbor, MI
This will definitely be our last week at the local farmers' markets selling garlic scapes. In fact, we may not even have enough scapes to sell at the market on Thursday afternoon! We hope we have some scapes to keep for ourselves! We are thrilled with how successful we have been, essentially selling a new food to most people who stopped to see what this was. :-) We'll be back at the markets in August (probably at the end of that month) with 40 varieties of dried garlic bulbs!
"Cultivate your life - you are what you grow - inch by inch, row by row"
Diana Dyer, MS, RD