[Market-farming] scape pricing
deb at mobiusfields.com
Mon Jun 13 20:32:58 EDT 2011
Great replies! Thanks for all the guidance.
On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 6:27 PM, Road's End Farm
<organic87 at frontiernet.net>wrote:
> On Jun 13, 2011, at 6:21 PM, Thomas P Hurtgen wrote:
> > Rivka and others, Thanks for the good advise on selling garlic
> > scapes. I've finished harvesting mine -- about 350. I cut a stem of
> > about 7 inches plus the bulb. Can each "vase" full of about 100 be
> > put in the walk-in cooler, maybe with a damp towel covering them?
> > Thanks for any storage advise you can pass along.
> > Tom (7B)
> > Thomas P Hurtgen
> I bag them (bunched or not bunched) in large vented plastic bags (such
> as the ones used for 20 or 25 lb of carrots), and put them in the
> cooler. They keep quite well.
> If you don't have vented bags, you could poke some holes in non-vented
> ones. Or the damp towel technique might work; but I wouldn't keep them
> very wet.
> How do you mean, "vase" full? If they've straightened out, they're
> probably tough; the varieties I grow, at least, the scapes need to be
> harvested while they're still curled. I can't think how I'd get the
> curled ones in a vase.
> -- Rivka; Finger Lakes NY, Zone 5 mostly
> Fresh-market organic produce, small scale
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