Monday, August 2, 2010

Garlic

The garlic has been harvested and is hanging to cure in the small barn. It's beautiful. We're selling bunches for $5/bunch. The bunches are tied together in swags and consist of 15 or so heads per bunch.


We bought the garlic from 2 Sisters Organic Garlic in Iowa and here's their descriptions, along with their photos. Check them out at www.2sistersgarlic.com Great customer service, timely and they know their stuff:

Organic German Red Garlic - Spicy and Aromatic! A large plant with tall scapes (a delicacy in June!). German Red can produce large bulbs with some red color in the wrapper. The cloves have a brownish skin. The taste is hot and spicy, making it an excellent garlic for dehydrating to powder, or for those wanting to get all the garlic flavor possible from each clove. It can produce between 8 and 12 cloves per bulb.

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Organic Polish White Garlic - Flavorful!

An old world artichoke softneck. The large, round bulbs have a cream-colored wrapper with a real punchy taste that is mild when fresh, and builds without heat as it is stored. Polish White also has large cloves compared to some other softneck varieties, making it easy to use.

Polish White is the best variety for dehydrating and making homemade garlic powder in our experience, as it makes a very fine powder. We think pure Polish White powder or a mixture of Polish White and German Red garlic is far superior to the garlic powder you would buy in a grocery store.

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Organic Metechi GarlicLori’s favorite! AKA Metichi. This fiery little bulb is packed with high-powered garlic flavor. This purple stripe hardneck probably originated in the Republic of Georgia. The bulbs produce a few very plump cloves which store well. It is beautiful...if there were a garlic beauty pageant, Lori thinks this one would walk out wearing the sash and crown.

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Organic Italian Purple Garlic - Classic Italiano! The perfect-flavored Italian hardneck, also called Gambino and "Easy Peel." It produces large bulbs with easy-to-peel cloves that are perfect for Mediterranean cooking. Widely grown in the Ohio Valley and Northeast, but grows in a variety of places.


Let me know if you'd like to buy some - it's very tasty.

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