March 19, 2021

Recipe Roundup: Green Garlic

Recipe Roundup: Green Garlic


Green garlic is simply immature garlic and looks like a slightly overgrown scallion or green onion. To use, trim off root ends and any tough part of the green leaves. Chop or slice white, light green, and the first few inches of the dark green leaves (as long as they are tender). Use as you would green onions or garlic. Add raw green garlic to salads, dressings, and sauces. Try it braised, grilled, or pickled. Add it to a frittata, a soup, or pair it with other spring treats like asparagus. Put green garlic in pasta or in your favorite rice bowl Green garlic should be stored in the refrigerator, where it will keep for 5-7 days.

Green garlic is delicious braised, grilled or pickled. It has a flavor more delicate than mature garlic that won't overpower other flavors. Slice it as you would a scallion, and add it to a frittata, soup, pair it with other spring treats like asparagus, or choose from one of our delicious recipes. 

Recipe Roundup: Green Garlic

Green Garlic Stuffed Mushrooms

This recipe is quick, easy, delicious and a great way to share the flavors of spring. Enjoy as an appetizer or a side dish.

Recipe Roundup: Green Garlic

Spring Ramen with Snap Peas and Asparagus

Filled to the brim with delicious spring vegetables, this ramen is healthy and filling. We think you'll love the combination of textures and flavors in this recipe.

Recipe Roundup: Green Garlic

Green Garlic, Spring Onion and Asparagus Egg Clouds

This fun new culinary trend is really taking off, so we were excited to try it out ourselves and add some delicious spring veggies to the plate. The yolk is nestled in a little cloud of whipped egg white. It's a fun new recipe to serve for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. 

Recipe Roundup: Green Garlic

Creamy Green Garlic and Potato Soup

This soup is thick and creamy with a delicious garlic flavor. Feel free to add some mushrooms or even sour cream to make this like a baked potato soup.  

Recipe Roundup: Green Garlic

Green Garlic and Goat Cheese Muffins

Green garlic is milder than regular garlic cloves, giving these muffins just enough flavor without any bite. The goat cheese pairs perfectly in these savory muffins. We love the texture difference between the top part of the muffin and the bottom - it's almost like a biscuit muffin! 

Recipe Roundup: Green Garlic

Spring Onion, Green Garlic and Spinach Quiche

This creamy quiche is a fantastic way to highlight the tender, early greens and sweet alliums appearing in these early spring days. The salty white cheddar cheese really brings all of these flavors together.

Recipe Roundup: Green Garlic

Green Garlic Flan

The window is brief during which green garlic—that is, immature garlic—is available each spring at the market, and Jim Eldon of Fiddler’s Green Farm always has a nice supply. The cloves and heads have not yet formed, which means the garlic is mellow and mild and its texture is crisp. This delicate savory custard has a silky texture and the merest hint of garlic flavor. The individual custards make a special side dish for a beer or pork roast, or you can combine them with a small green salad for an unusual first course. —Ann M. Evans, The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook

How To Add Farm Stand Products to Your Delivery:
CSA members - head on over to our online Farm Stand Market to customize your upcoming delivery. Market is open from noon on Thursday until 11 am, 2 days before your scheduled delivery day. After you confirm your produce items, click the orange button "Confirm and Continue To Other Farm Products" to add the products to your delivery.

Not part of our farm family? Find out if we deliver to your neighborhood. You can even get your whole office in on the fun with our office snack packs. Find more information about our office deliveries here.

February 26, 2021

Recipe Roundup: Kumquats

 
Kumquats come in a variety of colors, including a variegated yellow and green striped kumquat that's ready to eat. A Centennial Kumquat (or Orange Kumquat) is the most commonly seen, and is similar to a Nagami kumquat, but rounder, and slightly larger than an olive.

The flesh of the kumquat is sweet and the inside is tart, the opposite of what you would expect with citrus. You eat the whole thing, skin, seeds and all when enjoying a kumquat. Though kumquats are a delight to eat as a snack, they're also delicious candied and used as a garnish on cupcakes, drinks or on a cheese plate. Check out our collection of sweet and savory kumquat recipes.

Recipe Roundup: Kumquats

Kumquat & Blood Orange Smoothie

This smoothie is pretty in pink!  It has a sweet tart and tangy citrus flavor…. Perfect to wake you up in the morning or for a refreshing snack during the day.

Recipe Roundup: Kumquats

Kumquat Salsa

This kumquat salsa has a crunchy citrus flavor combined with the tart red onion and a perfect amount of spice from the red pepper flakes. Scoop up with your favorite chip or cracker or use over fish, chicken or steak.

Recipe Roundup: Kumquats

Grapefruit-Kumquat Scones

These scones are easy and quick to make for a deliciously citrus delight. They are tender on the inside and crispy on the outside.

Recipe Roundup: Kumquats

Kumquat, Cucumber & Avocado Salad

This salad is simple to make with a spicy peppery bite from the watercress, sweet citrus from the kumquats and fresh crunchy cucumbers.

Recipe Roundup: Kumquats

Kumquat Marmalade

Kumquat marmalade has a sweet, tart and tangy flavor which is perfect over your favorite pastry or biscuit.

Recipe Roundup: Kumquats

Kumquat and Pistachio Bites

These sweet, tart and nutty little delights will impress your family and friends and you'll end up making them all winter long -- luckily they're easy to make!
 
Recipe Roundup: Kumquats

Candied Kumquat and Ricotta Tart

Candied kumquats are tart sweet and tangy over creamy ricotta cheeses and a crunchy buttery tart shell. Garnish with candied fennel seeds for a sweet decoration.

Recipe Roundup: Kumquats

Kumquat Cucumber Moscow Mule

This Moscow mule is delightfully refreshing. The kumquats are a perfect citrus to use when combined with crispy cucumbers and bubbly ginger beer. Leave out the alcohol for a fun mocktail!

How To Add Farm Stand Products to Your Delivery:
CSA members - head on over to our online Farm Stand Market to customize your upcoming delivery. Market is open from noon on Thursday until 11 am, 2 days before your scheduled delivery day. After you confirm your produce items, click the orange button "Confirm and Continue To Other Farm Products" to add the products to your delivery.

Not part of our farm family? Find out if we deliver to your neighborhood. You can even get your whole office in on the fun with our office snack packs. Find more information about our office deliveries here.
 
 

October 15, 2020

Fall Harvest: Apple Guide

Fall-harvest-apple-guide Fall season is upon us, and with it comes some of our favorite treats. No, we’re not talking about pumpkin spice… We’re talking about apples! Apple pies, apple muffins, apple cider. We love apples baked into our desserts, tossed into salads, blended into butternut squash soup, and of course, simply on their own as the perfect sweet snack. You may have noticed the many apple options available to you when customizing your farm box. Today we will take a look at the flavor profiles of some of our favorite apple varieties, and for what uses they are best suited!
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Fuji

If you’re in the mood for something sweet, Fuji is your answer. Fuji apples were discovered in the 1930s in Fujisaki, Japan (hence the name). They are a hybrid of Red Delicious and Ralls Janet, a less common apple that lends Fuji its beautiful pink hue. Sweet and juicy, biting into a Fuji apple will make you feel like you’re drinking fresh-squeezed apple juice. Fuji apples are most commonly eaten raw. They do hold their shape well when baked; however, they are very juicy so be cautious of extra moisture when baking. We especially love Fuji apples for making apple butter and homemade applesauce.

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Gala

Gala apples are also extremely popular for eating raw. Originating from New Zealand, they are related to the Golden Delicious variety. Gala apples are a little less sweet than Fujis, but their semi-sweet flavor features hints of vanilla and floral notes. They are firm and crisp, with a creamy yellow interior. Gala apples tend to be smaller in size, making them great for on-the-go snacking. Gala apples are wonderful when sliced and tossed in a salad.

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Granny Smith

A tried and true favorite, Granny Smith apples are good for pretty much everything - snacking, cooking, baking, freezing. They don’t brown easily, making them ideal for a fruit salad or fruit platter. Maria Ann Smith discovered these green apples growing in Australia in the late 1800s. They became popular in the 1960s when they were grown commercially in Washington. Granny Smiths are a favorite for baking - we love how their tart flavor balances out the sweetness of a brown sugar crumble topping.

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Honeycrisp

Honeycrisp apples are perfectly described by their name - sweet like honey with a crisp texture that snaps when you bite into it. New on the scene, Honeycrisp apples were first created in the early 1990s by the University of Minnesota’s apple breeding program. They have a juicy flavor that balances sweetness and acidity. Their texture and flavor holds up extremely well, making them great for apple tarts and pies.