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Escape to Culinary Bliss: Garlic Scapes on the menu

We are harvesting the garlic scapes! It wasn’t too long ago that food-lovers and even chefs wondered, “What are scapes?” Today they ask, “Where can I get more?” Scape season is short and sweet. Like lilacs, these culinary delights last … Continue reading

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Black Gold: Making your own Compost

The garlic is planted and it’s time to start thinking about next season. Aside from enjoying winter, there is something you can do to get ready for next season: compost. One of the keys to great organic garlic is great … Continue reading

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Putting Food By – Even Organic Garlic

In Vermont, the time-honored tradition of putting food by is alive and well. Though the refrigerator nearly killed our dependence on the root cellar, where garlic and onions can last all season long, we still use the same concepts for … Continue reading

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Curing Organic Garlic: Waiting for Perfection

It is an exciting time at the Garlic Farm: we are busy with this year’s harvest. Most of the organic garlic is already drying in the barn. Now that waiting begins. After garlic is harvested it needs to be cured, … Continue reading

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Bring on the Garlic Scapes!

Every garlic bulb wants to grow up to become a luscious green garlic plant. Thus it sends up beautiful, spiraling shoots as it grows. These are garlic scapes. They grow from hard-neck varieties of garlic. Farmers harvest them, thus focusing … Continue reading

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Taking Garlic for Tax Time Stress

Garlic can help you pay your taxes. Really. Tax time can be stressful, even in Vermont in April when spring is just becoming believable. Some of us rely on accountants, alcohol, and/or denial to get through April 15th. But it … Continue reading

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Early Spring in Vermont: The Garlic is doing fine!

The unseasonably warm spring weather is breaking records here in Vermont and causing speculation about the 2012 growing season. Trees are budding earlier, migratory birds have returned ahead of schedule, and peepers are singing. Vermont’s maple sugaring season has come … Continue reading

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Nothing says Happy Thanksgiving like the smell of Garlic in the kitchen

To celebrate the season and the turkeys rooting around the fields at the garlic farm, we thought we’d look into favorite garlic-infused holiday recipes. Turkey of course is the most popular dish, but we also looked at some vegetarian options … Continue reading

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Wrapping Up the Garlic Season: Rotation, Cover Crops, Pigs, Chickens and Planting

Late fall is planting time at Green Mountain Garlic. Like tulips, garlic needs a cold period (under 40 degrees) in order to flourish the following year. Next year’s organic garlic crop is in the ground!  So we’re celebrating. It’s like … Continue reading

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The Champagne of Garlic: Vermont organic and local

Garlic is a popular harvest treat at Vermont farmers markets and road-side farm stands this month. For most of us, it’s all good garlic. For the discerning connoisseur, each part of the state produces subtly different regional garlic flavors. In … Continue reading

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