Another veggie for sale at our farmers markets is one available for just a short time - garlic scapes. A perfect veggie for the person interested in sustainable gardening, as it makes use of a part of the garlic plant many people throw away.
But if you have some land, you can easily grow these in your garden, even if you only have limited space.
What are garlic scapes? They are the flower stalk of the garlic plant. You can, and should, snap these off. Many gardeners throw them away - but, please don't do that. You are missing out on a wonderful taste treat. These garlic scapes are from our garden.
Picking the scapes is a little tricky, because you have to get them before they become tough. Once you do, then what? There are a lot of garlic scape recipes online. As for ours above, my spouse is going to steam them briefly and then put them into a pasta/veggie salad, along with red and yellow pepper, cauliflower, and snow peas from our garden.
I love schav, a cold sorrel soup served with sour cream. It was a staple of my childhood, and that is how this sorrel will be used.
Other vendors were offering baked goods, lettuce, broccoli rabe and rhubarb.
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Do you have farmers markets where you live? What is being sold right now?