Order up! I’ll be bringing extra bagged garlic to drop-off’s!
(As a reference point, what you’ve received in your CSA crate has varied between 1/4 and 1/2 pound per week)
Premium : $9.00 per pound
This garlic has been hand-selected, sorted and cleaned. The bulbs and cloves are large, gorgeous, and delicious. Averaging 12 heads per pound.
Field Select : $7.00 per pound
These heads are smaller – All else is equal! Averaging 16 heads per pound.
My parents have ideal garlic storage conditions right in their kitchen. They have last year’s garlic still sound, solid, and tasty on their counter! Another friend stored her garlic in a plastic bag , in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator for 9 months.
We spend some time and make a big batch of minced garlic all at once. (The only forewarning about this technique : you will find that you and your family eat more garlic than ever, because it’s so easy to use!)
To Mince Garlic
Peel the individual garlic cloves. Add cloves and begin grinding in your food processor. Watch closely, add only enough olive oil to allow the slurry to grind. Scoop the garlic out into small glass canning jars. Fill them up good and high. Top off with another little pour of olive oil. Screw on the caps. Place one jar in the fridge, for use. All others, freeze until the jar in the fridge is gone and you need more. (Frozen, the garlic has kept well, well over one year.) Take out one jar at a time. (Call me if you need more garlic for the next batch!)
Now’s the time to stock up for your good foods through the winter!