June 23, 2021
Markets

We’re here for weird-looking garlic scapes

Boulder County Farmers Markets

First, a note about the weather. (We’re talking about garlic scapes this week, but just be a little patient.)

We know that it’s garlic scape season, which is why we are featuring it in this column, and we know you will find some fresh garlic scapes at the markets (if not this weekend, then the next).

From time to time, we run into a shopper who says: “Peas are in season, but there are none here; there’s so much cilantro here, but you didn’t tell us!”

One of the most delightful things about the farmers markets is that you will find the absolute freshest and most local food available. Seasonal. And, sometimes temperamental. Everything too cold, too hot, too gray, too sunny, too wet or too dry will impact what our local farmers bring to market, from flowers to fresh herbs. Those same conditions can bring an abundance of surprises that you…

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