IT’S ALL ABOUT THE GARLIC!! (and a couple of other things)
It’s all about GARLIC these days at LoganBerry. We had a great Garlic harvest and it is now available for sale at our ONLINE MARKET. This year we have added the option of having your Garlic SHIPPED directly to your home! That’s right, we have added that option for a flat fee of $10. for up to 10 pounds of Garlic. Just be sure to choose the shipping option in your ORDER OVERVIEW.
We are preparing for GARLIC TASTING SATURDAYS on August 13 and 20. So get your taste buds ready to try all our varieties and earn your diploma from GARLIC UNIVERSITY! We have guest chefs lined up to demonstrate their favorite garlic recipe and lots of recipes for you to take home. It’s a fun, relaxed day, so bring the family out to the Farm between 10 and 3.
Are you one of our guest chefs? We always welcome folks who love to cook and love garlic! Come and share your favorite garlic inspired dish. It doesn’t have to be fancy and the easier the better and you don’t need to be a professional chef (although we welcome them too). Give us a call or email if you want to be in on the action this year.
Each variety of GARLIC has it’s own personality depending on where it is grown and the condition of the soil. Everyone asks, “What is your favorite?” A hard question to answer since each person has their own unique taste buds. Some like it HOT, others like a milder flavor. But, we do try to give you a general idea of the different Garlics. This week we are featuring GERMAN RED and RUSSIAN INFERNO.
Our German Red originated in Germany and is a Hardneck cultivar. Hardnecks will send up a stack or scape in the springtime that, if left alone, would eventually flower and self seed itself. We cut the scapes off and use them for pesto, letting the energy go back into the bulb rather that to the flower. It is in the Rocambole family that produces deep and rich flavor. German Red tends to be hot when raw and retains it’s strong garlic flavor even when cooked.
Russian Inferno, as you may guess, has a fiery hot flavor when raw but is more mellow yet full flavored when roasted. It is a Weakly Bolting cultivar in the Asiatic family. Weakly Bolting garlics seem to have an identity crisis and don’t belong to either the Hardneck or Softneck cultivars. Sometimes it may scape, fitting in with the Hardnecks, but other times it will not.
On these hot, hot days and nights we have been enjoying BRUSHETTA for lunch or dinner. It’s quick and doesn’t require cooking over a hot stove.
- 2 – 3 medium Heirloom Tomatoes, chopped into small cubes
- 1 -2 cloves Garlic; minced
- 1 -2 more cloves Garlic for rubbing on toast
- 1 TBSP Sweet Basil leaves; cut chiffonade style
- Sea Salt & Fresh Ground Pepper
- Italian or French Bread slices;
- toasted and warm
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Place chopped tomatoes in a bowl, add minced garlic, salt and pepper. Let sit to allow flavors to combine.
Slice extra garlic cloves in half and rub the oils onto the warm toast for full flavor.
Place toast on serving tray, drizzle with Olive Oil, and spoon tomato mixture onto toast slices.
Ciao` … Organic Rose
We have had a bountiful crop of BLUEBERRIES, but now the season is coming to an end. This is the last call for FRESH BERRIES. You can order ONLINE until Wednesday August 3 for a quart of fresh blueberries, but then they are gone. Of course, our freezer is full of FROZEN berries that will be available until they run out.
The Tomatoes are coming! The Tomatoes are coming! We will have some Heirloom Tomatoes for sale on our ONLINE MARKET for pick up on Thursday August 4.
Get a 2 pound box or assorted heirlooms for $6.18 or a 5 pound box for $12.36
ONLINE ORDERING ANYDAY EXCEPT THURSDAY – PICK UP YOUR ORDER ON THURSDAY BETWEEN 10 and 6