red wing farmers market

Posted in Uncategorized on August 18th, 2017 by admin – Be the first to comment

i’ll be bringing about 19 different varieties down to market tomorrow, august 18, saturday to the red wing market. come on down to the levee. i’ll be there from 8-1. and it is supposed to be a nice day.

yahoo to nice days and to markets and to fresh juicy garlic and to red wing!!

YaHoo!! another great minnesota garlic festival this saturday, august 12th in hutchinson.

Posted in Uncategorized on August 10th, 2017 by admin – Be the first to comment

holy mackerel! 15 garlic vendors in one spot!! and great food to eat to boot! can’t wait.

besides fresh garlic, there will be garlic ice cream and susan’s famous garlic chip cookies.

come see us at our booth. we are right by the front door.

check out: http://www.sfa-mn.org/garlicfest/

 

 

Minnesota Annual Garlic Tour at hawk’s brain home on July 1, 2017!

Posted in Uncategorized on June 7th, 2017 by admin – Be the first to comment

join other garlic farmers to share knowledge, food and laughs on saturday, july first. we’ll start out at my garden, eat a potluck at bay point park in red wing, then head to coffman’s garlic field. come visit my garden and see how anyone can grow a number of garlics in a small space. visit the big beautiful barn in featherstone township. for more info and to let us know you are coming: http://www.sfa-mn.org/garlic-growers/

 

 

 

 

 

Garlic in June–scapes a’coming!!

Posted in Uncategorized on June 7th, 2017 by admin – Be the first to comment

everyone is telling me how beautiful their garlic is growing this year. always good to share stories with others. the rain in may really helped, but right now on the seventh of june, the rain could come back. too hot and dry. we are never happy, are we? the first day of the red wing farmers market was last saturday and went well. make sure you support your local farmers!!

last red wing market for 2016!

Posted in Uncategorized on September 16th, 2016 by admin – Be the first to comment

we’ll be at the red wing farmers market for the last time this season tomorrow, saturday september 17th, from 8-1 or until we run out. don’t miss out on the fresh and juicy garlics that we offer!! we are running low, so get there early!

apple garlic chutney

Posted in Uncategorized on September 10th, 2016 by admin – Be the first to comment

thanks to those of you who came to the red wing farmers market today and sampled the apple-garlic chutney. thanks to nesbitt’s orchard for the apples! the recipe came from epicurious.com with a few changes by me.

apple garlic chutney:

Ingredients
1.5 cups apple cider vinegar
1.5 cups sugar
1 1/2 pounds tart green apple (i used zestar–any apple will work) peeled, cored, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
10 large garlic cloves–i used the variety armenian
1 3-ounce piece fresh ginger, peeled, coarsely chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1 1/2 cups (packed) golden raisins
2 tablespoons yellow mustard seeds

Preparation
Bring vinegar and sugar to boil in heavy large non aluminum saucepan, stirring until sugar dissolves. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
Toss apples and lemon juice in large bowl. Combine garlic, ginger, salt and red pepper in processor; blend until finely chopped. Add apple and garlic mixtures, raisins and mustard seeds to vinegar. Simmer until apples are tender and chutney thickens, stirring occasionally, about 45 minutes. Place in bowl. Cool. Cover; chill. (Can be made 1 week ahead. Keep chilled.)

it is red wing farmers market time!!

Posted in Uncategorized on August 18th, 2016 by admin – Be the first to comment

we’ll be at the red wing farmers market on saturdays, starting with this one on august 20th.

come see us. we’ll have new varieties of garlic and it would be great to see you.

come down to the depot from 8am to 1pm. not sure where the location of our booth will be this week down by the train tracks and river , but search us out.

thanks!!

11th Annual Minnesota Garlic Festival!

Posted in Uncategorized on August 9th, 2016 by admin – Be the first to comment

this saturday, august 13, the 11th annual minnesota garlic festival will take place in hutchinson. hawk’s brain garlic will be there and will be offering over 30 varieties of garlic. come and enjoy the very festive atmosphere. eat garlic chip cookies (offered by yours truly) and garlic ice cream. you will NOT be disappointed. check out the festival’s website at http://www.sfa-mn.org/garlicfest/.

see you there!

this garlic is now cured, cleaned and awaiting you!

red wing farmers market-2016

Posted in Uncategorized on June 23rd, 2016 by admin – Be the first to comment

well, it’s june now!! and garlic scapes are ready to eat. last year this fine lad helped me pick those fine edibles. this year two lovely fairies picked them for me while i was out of town. thank goodness. thousands at a pop!

come to the market this saturday, june 25th for some scapes. along with freshly made garlic powder, shallot pepper and good old rhubarb.

see you there!!

 

january resolutions

Posted in Uncategorized on January 31st, 2016 by admin – Be the first to comment

it is common at the beginning of a new year to make resolutions. to test oneself and see if follow-through can actually occur. i only made one necessary one this time around: to do stretches for my tight muscles on a daily basis. so far, so good. but last week i added a new challenge to myself–to post on the hawk’s brain website on a monthly basis. wow! so here i am, on the last day of january, following through on my new challenge. and once i get my photos uploaded, i’ll add them, too. so until february, stay warm and stretch!