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Ferry Plaza - Garlic Scapes and Tamworth Bacon

Krys | Apr 29, 200502:30 AM

I get the weekly CUESA email about what produce is being featured each week at the Farmers Market. For you garlic Scape Fans, it is that time of year. Also Squash Blossoms, raspberies and Diamante Strawberries, I haven't tried that variety. Is it good?

Speaking of never tried, I never even heard of Tamworth Bacon. What's is it?

Here's a link to an old discussion about garlic scapes

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About garlic Scapes

These come mainly from hardneck garlic, mainly Rocambole, that Italian garlic that has some purplish color.

Rather than flower like some garlic, shortly after their stalks appear Rocambole coil into tight loops. For this reason, Rocambole Variety garlics are often called 'serpent garlic'. Later they lose their coils and the stalks turn woody.

Anyway, the link has pictures and more info. I didn't try them yet, so it was nice to see them mentioned in the newsletter.

The link below is the CUESA archive of their weekly newsletters. I like them.

Link: http://www.cuesa.org/e-letter_archive...

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