Too hot to cook!

Samantha here! This week we’ve seen some pretty sky high temperatures, and Washington natives like me are developing real aversions to the stovetop oven, aka furnace in a hothouse. But fear not. Farm goodies shine on the grill. Asada Spring Onions, grilled to perfection are sweet and crunchy. Use them as an easy side dish…

Growing Great Garlic

Garlic is everywhere. It flavors everything from tomato sauce to omelettes to shrimp. In grocery stores, it’s an ever-present shelf stable dry good, just like a box of cereal. Sometimes visitors to the farm are surprised to learn that garlic is a bulb that grows underground–just one of those things you never think to think…

The Tale of the Garlic Scape

I present to you: the Curly Tale of the Garlic Scape. (Farming pun!) More than once it’s struck me that much of farming turns out to be running interference on nature. A carrot, for instance, is a storage root developed by industrious, frilly green leaves, a stockpile of energy set aside to get the plant…