Garlic Scape Time

Garlic Scapes

Garlic Scapes

Garlic Scapes – With the warm days of summer upon us, garlic scapes are making their first appearance! Garlic scapes are the beautiful green curly tendrils that sprout from the stem of garlic. The scape is the immature flower stalk and harvesting it forces the garlic plant to devote its energy to producing a larger bulb. The scapes have a mild garlic flavor and are delicious chopped like scallions and put in omelets, stir-fries, rice,  pasta or basically anywhere you would use garlic cloves. They also are great tossed whole with a little salt and oil and thrown on the grill. Try this Garlic Scape Pesto recipe with your next bunch of garlic scapes.

Garlic Scape Pesto
• 6-7 garlic scapes, roughly chopped

• 1/3- 1/2 c. olive oil

• 1/3-1/2 c. grated parmesan or asiago cheese

•1/3-1/2 cup pine nuts or walnuts  or experiment with another type of nut

salt and pepper to taste
Using a food processor, combine scapes and nuts and chop to a coarse paste.  Add cheese  and olive oil and blend until relatively smooth (it doesn’t get as smooth as basil pesto).   Serve on pasta, or just as a spread on crusty bread, a pizza topping, a dip for other vegetables.   Makes a little more than a cup of pesto.

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Make it a Luna Bleu Weekend

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Two big events to start off the growing season:  A fundraising Contra Dance for Vermont Farm Share and our Spring Open House. Fundraising Contra Dance Saturday, April 30th, 2016 7pm-10pm Seven Stars Center, Route 14, Sharon VT  just next to … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

We are still busy…

harvesting in the winter greenhouses,  distributing to our winter CSA shares and selling twice a month at the Norwich Farmers Market.  But these cold winter days are also our time for…

Planning for the 2016 growing season…2015-11-20 11.21.27

placing our seed orders, redesigning our washroom and storage area, assessing what we will do the same, what we will change, catching up on our bookkeeping and business planning and…

Hiring the 2016 Luna Bleu Crew!

We have made some more defined farm job positions for the next season.  If you are interested in working with us, please go to our Employment Opportunities page for more information.

FullSizeRender(4)Ready to sign up for the next CSA season!?…

We are working on getting our sign-up form together and setting up delivery sites.    Our new sign-up form will be ready after the first week of February  BUT if you sign up for our newsletter now, you can sign-up at last year’s prices.  Just fill out the form on the left.  I will send you a newsletter with the signup information before Feb 6th.  Contact us if you want information on creating a delivery site at your workplace or in your community.


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Vermont Open Farm Week August 3-9

We will be participating in Vermont’s Open Farm week with an open house on

SUNDAY, August 9 2pm to 6pm

We will fire up the pizza oven.  Come help make pizzas with Luna Bleu vegetables and enjoy the results.

Farmer guided  tours 2 pm to 4:00.

Self guided tours 2-6.

Storage cabbage in the field

Storage cabbage in the field

Come see the cows and chickens.  Look at the fields of crops, the greenhouses getting ready for our winter crops, the new greenhouse going up in the field, our solar panels… tons of garlic hanging to dry…..

We may come up with more fun activities for the afternoon…. who knows… any willing weeders coming?  We will post any updates on our facebook page. (Quick, this is your chance to become a loyal follower of the Luna Bleu page!)

We will have signs directing you to the farm from the intersection of Route 14 and 110 in South Royalton.  You can also find us pretty easily by just looking at this google map.

Hope to see you at the farm on Sunday!

For more information about Open Farm Week and other participating farms and activities go to the DigIn website.

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Come on Over

Farm Open House this Sunday

Pizza looking good

Pizza looking good

Come to the farm this Sunday and help us welcome the beginning of spring.   We will fire up the pizza oven and you can help us make pizzas and eat them.  There will be an opportunity for a farm tour or two… or three, even though I feel there isn’t too much to show you yet… We do have baby chicks and the greenhouses are starting to fill up…

If you have signed up for a CSA share for this harvest season or winter, we will have a bonus share ready for you (if you heeded the call for RSVP) We started this tradition a few years ago as our winter greenhouse production expanded and greens began to explode in early May.  We often have lots of spinach and still some goodies from the root cellar to share with you.  It is a good way to lure you to the farm before the regular season begins.

Here are the details
SUNDAY MAY 3 2pm-5pm
Drop in any time during that time.

If you like, bring a favorite pizza topping or grated cheese.  We will have plenty of dough, tomato sauce, some red peppers from the freezer… some spinach…

We will have signs from the intersection of RTE 110 and 14 in South Royalton directing you to the farm.
It will be fun to see you!

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New Year— getting ready for the NEW season


No we haven’t died…. there is just always that time between the busy end of season wrap-up and the slow-down of winter that we kind of go dormant.   There is definitely less time to get onto the computer because there is more time with family, books, food, glossy seed catalogs, sleep……

With winter farmers markets,winter CSA and our regular animal chores we still stay busy with the business of farming but it is a slower time.   It is a little hard to get down to the nuts and bolts of planning and gearing up for the next season… but we are getting there.

STAY TUNED for 2015 Harvest Season CSA and 2015/16 Winter CSA sign up forms… that is one of my next big tasks!

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