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Garlic scapes are the flowering stems of hardneck garlic, which if left uncut will eventually turn into a cluster of small bulbils at the top of the stem. In our region, the scapes emerge from the leaf whorl in early-mid June. The young scapes are a delicious, short-season treat, prized in Asian and European cuisine, and offer a mild garlic flavor useful in many recipes. Favorite dishes include garlic pesto, stir fries, sautes, soups, and salads. Garlic scapes may be frozen for later use, either raw or in a processed form.
Jessica Barga posted about an article that was she wrote for the Cincinnati Enquirer: Thank you! Larry Slocum, manager
The local food story I wrote with quotes and photos from the farmer's market was published in the Cincinnati Enquirer recently - check it out here. A big thanks to all who helped me out!
Here is the article:
Locally grown food fills plates at Miami U
By Jessica Barga, Enquirer contributor5:41 p.m. EST January 2, 2015
Organic turkeys are now available at Morning Sun Farm! Be sure to stop by on Saturday to talk to the folks with Morning Sun Farm about their fresh, certified organic, locally raised, hormone free, antibiotic free, and GMO free meat options for the holiday season! Please click on the Meet Our Vendors tab to read more about Morning Sun Farm including their history and sustainable practices!
Don Pierce of Pierce Street Nursery has taken an interest in growing bok choy in containers that will continue to grow throughout the winter if taken care of properly. This is his first year growing bok choy and is very excited to share his plants with you at the market. You can purchase containers of fully grown bok choy at the Oxford Farmers Market Uptown for less than $7! What's so awesome about bok choy?
Mindy Kong, Shannon Hogan, and Margaret Clark are happy market shoppers! What's a better way to spend Saturday morning than with your girls at the local farmers market? Smiles are abundant at the Oxford Farmers Market.... you are guaranteed to go home with one! And maybe a pumpkin or two or three... and some mums.... oh and some fresh produce.... oh can't forget the artisan bread!
Mindy, Shannon, and Margaret are students at Miami.
You will always see Maegan Burkhart of Little Patch Alpacas, spinning at the market on Saturdays! She always brings one of her spinning wheels and demonstrates how she spins her alpaca fiber. On September 6, 2014, she was teaching Nicole the basics of spinning alpaca fiber into thread! Such a beautiful sight to see! Be sure to stop by Little Patch Alpacas to see Maegan or one of her little pals, spinning her wheel on Saturday mornings!
Downing Fruit Farm not only has some delicious fruit, veggies, and award winning cider, but they've also got the beautiful and sweet, Maddie! Here she is holding one of their many gigantic watermelons! For those of you who are new to Downing Fruit Farm, they have been around for generations. Just to give you an idea on how long, let me say that Scott Downing's great-great-great-great grandfather John Downing started the farm in 1838!