Garlic Scapes with Red Bell Peppers and Shiitake Mushrooms 4 cups garlic scapes (flower heads removed and discarded, cut into 1 inch pieces)2 tbsp olive oil1 large red bell pepper (cut into thin 1 inch strips)8 oz shiitake mushrooms ( stems removed, caps sliced)½ tsp salt¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper2 tbsp toasted sesame [...]
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WHAT ARE GARLIC SCAPES? Garlic scapes are the flower bud of the garlic plant. The bud is removed in late June to encourage the bulbs to thicken up. Scapes make a fabulous addition to a flower bouquet, and they are delicious to eat! Scapes taste just like garlic. They can be used in exactly [...]
Radishes are a member of the brassica family, and we grow a wide variety on the farm. Radishes can be found in multiple colors like yellow, white, red, pink, and even black. Radishes have a fast harvest cycle and can be grown in spring, summer, and fall. Their fast growing cycle makes them a [...]
Radish Greens Pesto Pungent, peppery radish greens make perfect pesto and pack a nutritional punch! Use with chicken, fish, pasta, vegetables, potatoes or any other way you would use traditional basil pesto. 4 cups radish tops (packed), washed and dried3 cloves garlic, finely choppedJuice of ½ a lemon½ cup sliced or slivered almonds, coarsely [...]
As the first rays of sun crest the horizon and the day begins, we begin too. On Tuesdays and Fridays, we open the farm stand. We take a deep breath. This is what we come back to, again and again: even in the most complex and trying times, this is home. This is our [...]
Sounds complicated, right? Well, we won’t lie, there are a lot of factors involved in giving plants the ideal combination of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and other necessary nutrients. The good news is that getting it right here at Highland Heights is actually pretty easy! Plant Nutrition Basics Let’s start at the beginning. Plants need [...]
As your starts begin maturing, bearing their “true” leaves, we know the time is drawing near to transplant. Transplanting can be a stressful time for growers as it is not uncommon to lose plants to “transplant shock.” When our plants spend the first few weeks of their lives indoors, a virtually weatherless environment, and [...]
Transplant shock happens to your seedlings when they undergo stress during the transplanting process from indoor growing conditions to the ground and the unpredictable climate outside. Many times it is caused by the roots being "shocked" by the transplanting process, specifically to the tiny root hairs that absorb water. Another cause can be the [...]
Frisée, Bacon, and Goat-Cheese Salad ⅓ cup pine nuts or walnuts⅓ pound bacon⅓ cup olive oil1 tbsp Dijon mustard1 tbsp lemon juice1 tsp sugar¼ tsp kosher salt⅛ tsp freshly ground pepper1 pound frisée, curly endive, or chicory3 ounces goat cheese (crumbled) Toast the nuts in a large, dry skillet over low heat, stirring frequently, [...]
In the culinary arts, the word frisée (pronounced "free-ZAY") refers to a variety of endive with curly, pale-green or yellowish leaves. The catalog of leafy vegetables that go by the name endive can be somewhat vast and bewildering, and not always accurate. Taxonomically speaking, all frisée are endives, but not all endives are frisée. [...]