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Now is the time to plant garlic

Now is the time to plant garlic

While you can plant garlic in the very early spring, between now and late October is the best time to get your garlic bulbs in the ground. By planting garlic now, you can get bigger, better quality bulbs next summer.

There are several basic types of garlic:

- Softneck: This variety of garlic generally does not produce scapes, those delicious edible flower stalks, but is great for braiding. You have to be cautious when selecting a variety with softneck types as not all varieties can handle our cold climate.

- Hardneck: These do produce scapes, and generally handle our cold climate well. One of my favorite types of garlic, the purple stripe variety, is a hardneck garlic.

- Elephant: This variety of garlic is related to leeks, and is famous for its large, mild cloves. Does need a mulch to make it through the winter.

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 09/23, 2014 at 08:29 AM

Tags: gardening | garlic |

Garlic lover? Then try this garlic pot roast recipe…

Garlic lover? Then try this garlic pot roast recipe…

With the closing of the recent Garlic Festival in Pocono I was reminded of the many festivals I attended in Gilroy in SoCal. Now I am a garlic lover, not to the extreme I like garlic ice cream, but I do love the pungent little relative to the onion. What you didn’t know that PA had their own Garlic Festival? Check them out at http://www.poconogarlic.com/. We used to load up a van and head to the Gilroy Garlic Festival every year. You could smell the festival miles before you ever got there. Being the foodie I am I headed straight to the food booths. There was always some new and unique recipe I could pick up there.

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{name} Posted by James Sechrengost on 09/23, 2013 at 08:30 AM

Tags: recipe | garlic | potroast |

Early June Field Notes + Recipe for Garlic Scape Pesto

Early June Field Notes + Recipe for Garlic Scape Pesto

Very well watered would best describe the condition in the fields. Thankfully we have most of the newly planted summer crops on raised beds, which keep the plants up and out of the saturated earth. The black plastic we use to cover the raised beds keeps the soil temperature a bit warmer, the weeds at bay, and the moisture in—all good things if you are a heat loving tomato, pepper, or eggplant.

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{name} Posted by Kim Tait on 06/08, 2012 at 08:00 AM

Tags: fieldnotes | recipe | spring | garlic |

Fall Garlic Fun on the Farm

Fall Garlic Fun on the Farm

It is now late fall on the farm, and the last vegetables have been harvested. Time to sit by the fire, do our nails, and dream of spring, right? Yes? Shows how much you know about life on an organic vegetable farm.

Now is the time to plant next year’s garlic. Notice the nifty planting grid our intrepid intern Hannah is using to make sure the cloves are properly spaced. If you squint and look at the front of the wooden form, you’ll discover both some intact garlic bulbs and some individual cloves ready to stick into the soil. 

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{name} Posted by James Eisenstein on 11/14, 2011 at 10:00 AM

Tags: fieldhand | farm | garlic |

Change is in the Air and a Recipe for Vegetable Soup

Change is in the Air and a Recipe for Vegetable Soup

The unusually wet and cool weather of mid-September must be a prelude to a fabulous Indian Summer coming our way. Nature has its signals in every season, and the fall is no exception. The dizzying activity of insects and migrating birds, the prolific blooming of goldenrod and asters, and the breathtaking color transformation of the native Sumac all confirm the change that is in the air. And even though the tomatoes are slowly slipping away, the abundant greens, hearty squashes, pears and more, are ready to make their debut and step in where the others are leaving off. Oh, how lucky we are!

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{name} Posted by Kim Tait on 09/19, 2011 at 11:17 AM

Tags: recipe | fall | soup | celery | onions | garlic | carrots | potatoes | greenbeans | tomatoes | corn |

Garlicky Bread Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes and Sweet Corn

Garlicky Bread Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes and Sweet Corn

Tomatoes of all shapes and colors are still in abundance at the local markets. Pick up a box and let us know how you use them! Share your recipe by August 31st for your chance to win a $25 gift Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks in Millheim.

Continue reading for one of Kristin’s favorite simple late summer recipes.

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{name} Posted by Kristin Camplese on 08/25, 2011 at 03:22 PM

Tags: recipe | summer | tomatoes | corn | bread | garlic |

Field Notes: Summer Garlic and a Recipe for Pepper Packets

Field Notes: Summer Garlic and a Recipe for Pepper Packets

It’s the middle of summer, and that means it’s time for garlic! From spring garlic to garlic scapes, and fresh garlic to stored bulbs… it’s one of our favorite year-round crops. And now is the time to hurry up and get it out of the ground and hang it to cure.

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{name} Posted by Erin McKinney on 08/02, 2011 at 05:19 PM

Tags: recipe | summer | garlic | peppers | potatoes | fieldnotes |

Garlic Harvest

Garlic Harvest

There are several milestones during the year that mark dramatic shifts in the growing season. For me, it’s always the garlic harvest, which coincides with the first full week of summer. The harvest brings to a close the long wait for the king of alliums that started back in November when the final clove was tucked in the ground for the winter.

Garlic is a precise, no-nonsense crop that sticks to its preordained schedule whether you like it or not. It’s not going to wait around for a distracted farmer to fit it in to his daily planner. Wait a week too long and tough luck, it’s on to its next phase of development without so much as a by-your-leave.

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{name} Posted by Tony Ricci on 06/29, 2011 at 12:07 PM

Tags: garlic | farming |

Green Garlic Pesto

Green Garlic Pesto

Green garlic is the early spring garlic that eventually turns into the normal bulbs of garlic that we all use day to day. Demand for green garlic is growing as more restaurants have added it to their menus and people have discovered its mild, but distinct, flavor. It is still primarily available at farmers markets and farm stands, but you may also spot it at gourmet markets. This pesto recipe is the perfect celebration of the arrival of green garlic. Serve it over pasta or spoon it onto grilled bread. Enjoy!

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{name} Posted by Steve Spanelli on 05/31, 2011 at 11:32 AM

Tags: recipe | spring | garlic |

Field Notes: Cold, Wet Days

Field Notes: Cold, Wet Days

Erin McKinney is one of two full-time farmers at Tait Farm in Centre Hall who oversees the fieldwork for the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, Community Harvest. Find out from Erin what is “growing on” in the fields at Tait Farm this week.

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{name} Posted by Emily Wiley on 04/15, 2011 at 03:02 PM

Tags: farm | fieldnotes | recipe | spring | springgreens | garlic |

Pesto and Prosciutto Pizza

Pesto and Prosciutto Pizza

Try homemade pizza tonight in place of delivery. It will be hot out of the oven in the same amount of time a cardboard box could arrive on your doorstep—and it’s much more satisfying.

What are your favorite pizza toppings?

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{name} Posted by Christina Barkanic on 02/15, 2011 at 11:37 AM

Tags: recipes | winter | broccoli | garlic |

Ravioli Soup

Ravioli Soup

There’s nothing more satisfying than a tasty soup to warm up a cold, snowy day. This flavor-packed soup will definitely do the trick, not to mention, it’s very simple to make!

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{name} Posted by Christina Barkanic on 02/03, 2011 at 12:55 PM

Tags: recipe | winter | pasta | carrots | mushrooms | garlic |

Roasted Butternut Squash Orzo

Roasted Butternut Squash Orzo

December dinners tends to be hearty and heavy, and sometimes we need a break from weighty winter food. Enter roasted butternut squash orzo with wilted spinach and dried cranberries.

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{name} Posted by Emily Wiley on 12/15, 2010 at 02:00 PM

Tags: recipe | fall | winter | butternutsquash | cranberries | garlic |

Vegetable Broth

Vegetable Broth

During this time of year, I often have a lot of vegetables hanging out in my refrigerator. What is one of the easiest ways to use up 5 lbs. of turnips, carrots, beets, squash, onions, and garlic? Vegetable broth. This recipe is highly adaptable; start with the one below and add in any extra veggies you have laying around. It will be perfect for risottos and sauces throughout the winter.

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{name} Posted by Jessica Reilley on 10/20, 2010 at 11:27 AM

Tags: recipe | fall | celery | carrots | turnips | garlic | onions | |

Sautéed Pepper and Onion Pasta

Sautéed Pepper and Onion Pasta

Here is a quick and easy pasta salad, perfect for the summer to fall transition time. It can be served either hot or cold and pairs well with heavy wheat beer.

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{name} Posted by Michele Frank on 08/25, 2010 at 12:34 PM

Tags: recipe | summer | garlic | peppers | tomatoes | onions |

New Potatoes with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette

New Potatoes with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette

This quick recipe is a tangy, savory way to spice up roasted potatoes.

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{name} Posted by Jessica Reilley on 08/02, 2010 at 01:25 PM

Tags: recipe | summer | potatoes | garlic |

Creamy Cilantro-Lime Slaw

Creamy Cilantro-Lime Slaw

This light, creamy dressing is great not only on cabbage and coleslaw, but also on salads and fresh vegetables, like cucumbers.

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{name} Posted by Jessica Reilley on 07/26, 2010 at 03:00 PM

Tags: recipe | summer | lime | garlic | onions | cilantro |

Garlic Scape Pesto

Garlic Scape Pesto

We received about half a pound of garlic scapes two weeks ago from our CSA. Even though I’ve seen and heard of scapes, I wasn’t sure what part of the garlic plant the scape came from.

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{name} Posted by Jessica Reilley on 07/12, 2010 at 03:45 PM

Tags: recipe | summer | garlicscape |

Oriental Pork Stir Fry

Oriental Pork Stir Fry

Stir fry recipes are fun and easy to prepare and make good use of summer produce.

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{name} Posted by Emily Wiley on 07/01, 2010 at 03:49 PM

Tags: recipe | summer | pork | peppers | garlic |

Caramelized Tofu over Sautéed Greens

Caramelized Tofu over Sautéed Greens

This nutritious one pan meal is provided by Jessica from Gilbertsville, Pa.

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{name} Posted by Jessica Reilley on 06/25, 2010 at 10:24 AM

Tags: recipe | summer | tofu | garlic | spinach | kale |

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