Recently I saw that Backroads Family Farm Market is carrying garlic scapes, and I got super psyched. Weird? Maybe…but whatever! You should be excited about garlic scapes, too!
Garlic scapes are part of the garlic plant that is often ignored, or unused because nobody knows what to do with them! They are the “flower stems” of the garlic plant. If you grow garlic, you will see these curly, twisty garlic scapes growing above your plant around June. Remove them so you can cook with them, and it will also improve your garlic’s growth. If not…go pick up some garlic scapes from Backroads!