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Gleaning Project Recipe: Coctkails for Dad!

In honor of Dad’s Day this Sunday, we want to share two cocktail recipes we came up with that put our Mariquita Farm Pickled Green Garlic to work!

Dirty Pickled Peter

Featuring Bi-Rite Gleaning Project’s Mariquita Farm Pickled Green Garlic; serves 2


3 oz Hendricks Gin
1 breath of dry vermouth
2 wands Mariquita Farm Pickled Green Garlic
½ tsp brine from Mariquita Farm Pickled Green Garlic

Shake liquids with vigor, pour into martini glass and garnish with a pickled green garlic wand.

Lust in Red and Green

Featuring Bi-Rite Gleaning Project’s Mariquita Farm Pickled Green Garlic; serves 2

12 oz organic tomato juice
4 oz Square One Vodka
2 tbls finely diced Mariquita Farm Pickled Green Garlic
1 tbls finely diced red onion
2 tsp worcestershire sauce
2 tsp fresh lime juice
2 tsp freshly grated horseradish or Bubbies fresh prepared horseradish
1 tsp chili Flakes
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp celery salt
2 wands Mariquita Farm Pickled Green Garlic

Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour into a tall glass and garnish with a wand of pickled green garlic.




Gleaning Project Recipe: Frittata From the Garden

The starring role in this recipe is played by Mariquita Farm Pickled Green Garlic, one of the items we’re currently offering as part of our Gleaning Project. This frittata serves 4.



12 eggs from someone you know

½ cup Bellwether Farm Jersey Milk Ricotta

3 tbls Bellwether Farms plain yogurt

1 cup fresh peas

3 tbls chopped spring onion

¼ cup Mariquita Farm Pickled Green Garlic, chopped

2 tbls fresh thyme

1 tbls fresh shredded fresh mint

4 tbls butter




Simmer peas and spring onion in 2 tbls butter until tender.

Beat eggs with yogurt, ricotta, green garlic, herbs and S&P.

When peas, onions and garlic have cooled, stir into egg mix.

Butter a round baking dish, pour in egg mix.

Place in a 300 degree oven, and cook until firm, but not hard (about 40 minutes). Remove from oven, and slice once cool.




Proud to Be A Gleaner!

Mariquita Farms Pickled Green Garlic

As an extension of the Food Waste Challenge we kicked off earlier this year, we’re proud to be redefining the age-old practice of Gleaning. In biblical times, farmers would leave part of their harvest to be gathered by the poor in their community, who could then feed their families. Now it is often our farmers who need the support of their community. Every year our farmers plow under almost 50% of what they grow when market conditions make them unprofitable to harvest, pack and ship.

Mariquita Farms Green Garlic Pesto--I've had it in my fridge and have been putting it on EVERYTHING

We’re bringing the members of our food community together to “glean” this fresh produce, so it doesn’t go to waste. This is a collaboration with our local farmers alongside Bay Area community kitchens like Happy Girl Kitchens and Community Action Marin (CAM) Foodworks.  Applying the creativity of our chefs, we hope to help farmers extend their season, sustain their businesses and bring you delicious produce-centric foods! Together, we are bringing you the best of each season, all year long.

As the seasons progress, we will be producing a range of pickled, fermented, preserved and canned delights for you to cook with. Since we’re coming up with the recipes ourselves and tasting every batch, you can be sure the taste and quality of our Gleaning Project “value-added” products (as they’re called in the food and farming world) will be just as good as everything else we make here at Bi-Rite. This is what a store’s private label brand should be!

Stay tuned to our blog, where we’ll announce each new Gleaning Project item when it arrives at the Market. And keep your eyes open at the store, where we’ll be sharing them in our produce section, deli and grocery shelves. Each new product will come with some simple, tasty recipes that you can prepare at home.

Join us in our new mantra: “PROUD TO BE A GLEANER!”