Garlic scapes, also called garlic whistles or buds, are the flowering stems of the garlic plant. In the late spring the plants send up their stems hoping to flower and set seed, and garlic farmers mercilessly cut down the stems so the plant will put more energy into its bulb. Good news for us though, as the scape is a versatile and tasty vegetable with a nellower flavor than garlic cloves. They stand up well to heat - perfect for grilling (treat it like asparagus) or with other vegetables in a stir fry. For a special touch, blend into pesto.
Wenk's Yellow Hots Pepper Plants
Gales Meadow Farm
These orange-yellow-colored peppers are an heirloom variety, part of Slow Food USA's "Ark of Taste". They were originally bred in New Mexico, but are well-suited to growing in the Pacific Northwest. Their flavor is medium to hot with notes of citrus, perfect for pickling and making hot sauce.
Chocolate Buttermilk Cake w/ Strawberry Buttercream
Small Baking Company
In addition to her delicious cookies and pastries, you can now get cakes, sold at HFM by the slice, baked by Joanna of Small Baking! Each week is a different cake - this week it's a chocolate buttermilk cake with strawberry buttercream (local strawberries of course). Joanna also makes cakes for weddings and special events, ask at their booth for more info.