Speaking of garlic -
garlic festival near Cooperstown, NY. We bought a trial head of Special Idaho, which appears to be an heirloom variety, hot and spicy, good for baking, along with my spouse's favorite - Music.
We asked if he was going to our upcoming garlic festival next week. No, but he was attending a local food tasting on Wednesday at one of my favorite Binghamton places, Cutler Botanic Gardens.
Quoting from the event website:
Using local ingredients, area chefs will create delicious dishes and compete to win the coveted “Best Taste of Broome Award.” Food will be paired with beverages provided by: Americana Vineyards Winery, Water Street Brewing Company, Black Bear Winery, Dr. Frank’s Vinifera Wine Cellar, Pleasant Valley Wine Company, and Red Tail Ridge Winery. Cheeses provided by Engelbert Farm and Dutch Hill Creamery. Desserts will be prepared by Rainbow’s End Desserts and Underground Baker.Sounds good, but it is $50. per couple.
Whether we go or not, we are grateful to live in an area of food bounty - veggies, cheese, honey, beer, wine, and, best of all - dessert.
Is it the height of growing season where you live? What are your markets featuring?