Scapes are currently available locally, they have been harvested and refrigerated. Please email if you are interested in scapes! limited supplies available. We will start the scape harvest on June 27, 2020.
Wonderful tasting garlic scapes. Only available for a limited time, late June and early July. Please specify how many bundles you would like. Scapes are sold for $6 per bundle. Each bundle contains 8 ounces of certified organic garlic scapes.
Scapes are the shoots that grow out of the ground from hard-neck varieties of garlic. When they’re young and tender, they look like curly green stalks with tightly closed buds on top. Raw scapes are crunchy like green beans or asparagus.
The season for scapes is short, and the demand is high, so you have to be on the lookout for them. Our farmers have been selling out. If you see them, grab a big bunch. Garlic scapes will keep for weeks in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.
They’re much more mild in taste than the garlic bulb, and you can eat scapes raw or cooked.
Raw garlic scapes have an assertive garlic flavor that’s less fiery and more grassy than that of raw cloves. Because garlic scapes have a tough and fibrous texture, we found that they worked best minced or pureed for raw applications. Pureed with olive oil, Parmesan cheese, and pine nuts, they produced a simple yet potent pesto.
When the scapes were cooked the garlic flavor became more muted and sweet—more like asparagus roasted garlic than raw—and the texture was impressively dense and meaty. For the simplest preparation, toss the scapes with oil, salt, and pepper and cooked them on the grill over medium-high heat until they were softened and lightly charred, about 15 minutes. They work very well when substituted for the green beans in a spicy stir-fry, as their mellow garlic flavor complemented the heat.
Garlic scapes are very hardy; we found that they can be refrigerated in a zipper-lock bag, left slightly open, for up to three weeks. The stem ends and the flower pods can be quite fibrous even when cooked, so we recommend trimming them before use.