Spring Garlic is Immature Garlic
Almost anything you do with regular garlic you can do with spring garlic. The flavor is similar but a little sweet and more mild. Trim the roots, take the first layer off like you would a scallion, and finely chop. You can even use most of the tender green stalks.
- has NO fat, contains NO cholesterol, and is low in sodium
- is a nutrient dense food that’s high in folic acid and is a great source of potassium, iron, fiber, vitamins B6, A, C and thiamin.
- can grow 10″ in one day
- the plant can produce for about 15 years without being replanted
- after the harvest the spears grow into ferns with red berries
- can be blanched then frozen to enjoy all year round
Asparagus is only available for about 6-7 weeks during the spring and early summer so act fast if you want some of this guilt free goodness. Buying tip – size DOES NOT matter – it’s simply a consumers preference. Thicker stalks may need to be peeled but will still be as tender as the slim stalks.
Sara - Spring is here! The birds are chirping, trees are blooming, and the bees are swarming. Springtime refers to the season and the ideas of rebirth, renewal, and regrowth. Not only for the vegetation but also for us humans. Cleaning out our closets, taking up that pesky exercise regimen again, and eating healthier. And what better time of year to eat healthy?! Everything popping up is green, leafy, and full of nutrients. A quick saute and dinner is served. The flavors are fresh and new.
Eating local means looking forward to spring. Being based in New York City means long harsh winters with only tubers in sight. When the first green shows up at the farmer’s markets its a mad dash to get your hands on it.
Depending on where you live your first green may be different, but here it’s the glorious days of Ramps. This wild onion that shoots through the recently thawed land is celebrated across the eastern seaboard of the US. Festivals in West Virginia, Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania – just to name a few – celebrate this pungent green as a tonic to ward off the ailments of winter.
Welcome Spring and welcome ramps – try to get your hands on a bundle before they are all gone.