Fresh Primer: Green Garlic & Garlic Scapes

Fresh Primer: Green Garlic & Garlic Scapes

Everything you need to know to create spectacular dishes with green garlic and garlic scapes, including season, selection, storage, preparation, cooking, and great flavor partners.

Spring has arrived in the Northwest when the first bunches of green garlic show up at Portland Farmers Market. That’s always a momentous day for me, signaling the end of winter and the promise of blue skies and sunny days just ahead.

Both green garlic and garlic scapes are immature byproducts of bulb garlic. Green garlic hits Northwest farmers markets in early March, while garlic scapes appear briefly in late May to early June.

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