Added 12 June, 2013
Greenmarket devotees who have been lining up to buy ramps (garlicky wild onions that have been going for upwards of $17 a pound) have found another trendy member of the allium family to obsess over: garlic scapes. For years, gardeners and even farmers have been lopping off the stalks of hardneck garlic plants and tossing them in compost piles. Now they are in fashion. Years ago, you’d never see garlic scapes in grocery stores, but today, stores like Whole Foods Market can’t keep them in stock, said David McIntyre, an associate coordinator for the market chain.