The Local Food Report
7:00 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Garlic Scapes: An Unusual Veggie That's Handy in the Kitchen

Credit Elspeth Hay

If you've been to a local farmers' market recently, you've probably seen a garlic scape. They're long, thin curly green stalks with a pointed bud on the end, and they smell just like regular garlic. But what are they exactly? And what do you do with them? This week on the Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay talks with local growers and farmers' market shoppers about this unusual form of garlic and how to cook with it. 

You can find a recipe for garlic scape pesto on Elspeth's blog, Diary of a Locavore.