Fresh Garlic is in season

If you’ve ever tasted fresh garlic you know how delightful it is. Soft enough to eat raw, it has a bit of an earthy flavor and is less pungent than what you typically find dried.

Fresh garlic is now in season in RoanokeTry it in salads, eggs, grated on pasta after it’s cooked or anywhere else you’re looking for a little extra flavor quickly. Of course, you can also saute it, but there no need for that. Fresh garlic becomes you’re used to buying in the supermarket after it’s had a couple of weeks to dry. Hang what you don’t use quickly in a warm, dry place and enjoy it for many months to come.

We’re also starting to harvest some baby carrots, young romaine lettuce, turnips, radishes and some gold nugget mini tomatoes. Of course, we continue to have a variety of fresh herbs available including dill, mint, oregano, thyme, chives and sage.

Let us know if we can deliver a custom order to you.

nlevin

Growing chemical-free produce can be a spiritual experience. Join me as I discover and share the secrets to making it work on a tiny plot of suburban land in Roanoke as I try to adapt what I learned during 20 years on over 100 acres rural in New York.

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Custom orders available starting July 20th

This year we have a large selection of fresh herbs. This includes rosemary, thyme, parsley, sage, dill, basil, chives, cilantro, oregano (tons of tasty oregano this year so if you’ve never tasted it in salads, with eggs or to top off a dinner delight, consider adding this tasty addition to perk up a meal), peppermint and lots of lavender too.

Is garlic a taste you savor? We planted five different varieties of both softneck and hardneck garlic. Ever tried it fresh? It’s delightful! Put in your orders for next year if fresh is your preference as we just pulled up the last of it so it’s dried for the rest of 2017. Ever had garlic scapes? We offer them too but they’re only available for about three weeks in May-June and go very fast so pre-orders are a must on these (get in line for 2018).

If you love potatoes but are looking to reduce starch, surprise your guests with our Adirondack Blues that are purple all the way through or our reds that are so tender and sweet you won’t need to add condiments to enjoy the flavor and texture. These are dug up fresh for a taste you won’t recognize if all you’ve had before is store bought.

While we do have tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and other standard fare, this year we’re trying to offer what most others don’t. Items like fresh carrots, turnips, beets, red cabbage, bok choy, leeks, Brussels sprout and spaghetti squash that is so delicious you won’t miss pasta ever again.

We’ll be planting for fall soon so if there’s something special you seek, let us know and we’ll try to plant it for you. This is sure to include loose leaf and romaine lettuce, fresh peas (one of my favorites to eat like popcorn) and kohlrabi, but if there’s something you like and we can fit it in, we’ll give a shot and let you know if it grows.

We deliver to individuals and businesses in Roanoke City and South County. .

Isn’t summer wonderful in western Virginia?

 

 

nlevin

Growing chemical-free produce can be a spiritual experience. Join me as I discover and share the secrets to making it work on a tiny plot of suburban land in Roanoke as I try to adapt what I learned during 20 years on over 100 acres rural in New York.

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