Garlic Scape Lemon Pesto


1/4 cup pine nuts (or walnuts or almonds) 3/4 cup coarsely chopped garlic scapes* Juice and zest of 1/2 lemon 1/2 teaspoon salt A few generous grinds of black pepper 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup grated parmesan or romano cheese *Or use half scapes and half herbs such as cilantro


Fresh Spinach (or other greens) Dip

• 2 tablespoons olive oil• 1/2 cup shredded carrot or summer squash (from about 1 medium carrot), finelychopped • 1/2 cup scallions, chopped small• 2 stems garlic tops, finely chopped• 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more as needed• 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more as needed• 1 pound spinach, kale, or Chard, […]

Summer Squash Pancakes

These pancakes were a specialty of my Italian great grandmother.  We had them  at a farm potluck last night with our friends at Radical Roots farm.  Enjoy making your own adaptations to this tasty and flexible recipe.  ~Rachel

5-6  cups grated summer squash, any variety

1/2 cup […]

Garlic Scape Salad Dressing


In a large-mouthed mason jar, put: 1/2 cup chopped garlic scapes 1 small bunch fresh oregano 1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 cup canola oil 1/2 cup Balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon salt 1 Tablespoon honey 2 Tablespoons mustard

Use a hand blender to thoroughly combine all ingredients. The dressing will store well in the refrigerator


Dill Pesto

This spring pesto variation is good with pasta or rice or as a spread. Adapted from “From Asparagus to Zucchini: a guide to farm fresh, seasonal produce”

2/3 cup sliced green onions, including tops,     Or 1/3 cup minced garlic tops 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley or cilantro 1/2 cup chopped fresh dill weed 3 […]

Spinach with Grilled Chicken Salad

We had a bunch of leftover grilled chicken breasts. We mixed them up with a bunch of our CSA crops for a tasty light summer dinner. Stacie & Tim Mruk

1 large grilled chicken breast, pulled from the bone and chopped Lemon vinaigrette (1/2 cup olive oil, 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice, 1/2 tsp grated […]

Garlic Scape Pesto

With blanched garlic tops, this recipe is less spicy than the pesto recipe on our website, which uses them raw. From

1 bunch garlic scapes or curls, washed and ends trimmed 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, finely grated 1/2 cup walnuts or pine nuts, finely ground 3/4-1 cup extra-virgin olive oil salt and pepper to […]

Summer Squash Gazpacho

Recipe from 2003 intern Marie.

The dictionary says that gazpacho has to have tomatoes in it, but I’m invoking poetic license here. The interns served this green one up for one of our farm dinners.

~4 servings

4 garlic tops, or a few cloves of garlic 6-7 scallions 1-2 Tbsp. olive oil 5-7 […]

Pad Thai

A favorite.

1 pound firm tofu, drained and cut in 1/4”cubes 4 Tbsp. canola oil 2 large eggs, beaten 2 tsp. minced garlic or 4 minced garlic tops 1/2 pound Chinese rice stick noodles or vermicelli, softened in hot water for 15-20 minutes and drained 2 cups bean sprouts, rinsed lightly and drained 1 head […]

Garlic Top Pesto

Q: What are those funny, curly things I find in my share in the spring??!?

A: Garlic tops! (also known as garlic scapes, tails, whistles, or trumpets). We plant our garlic in the Fall, and mulch it with straw. In the spring it grows tall, and sends up delicious, mildly garlic-tasting flower stalks. We cut […]