Bulk Basil

Pesto makers!

Order bulk basil to fill your freezer.

  • $15 per pound (equivalent to about 7 bunches)  This is a great use of your vacation credit if you have one!
  • 1 pound makes about 8 cups of pesto
  • Minimum order is 1 pound
  • Basil can be picked up at any of our market locations or delivered with your CSA share

You can order online at our online farm stand to pick up Thursday at the farm or at our market stands. Or just email me or talk to us at market.  Tell us how much you want and when and where you’d like to pick it up. Payment is due at pickup.

Farm pickup and south county deliveries: It’s too late this week to order bulk basil, but if you’d like to get it with your share in a future week just email me! The online farm stand is not set up for Tuesday pickup.

Mike’s Pesto a la Alice Waters

Mike and I love the book The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters. This is Mike’s adaptation of Alice Waters’ recipe. Makes about 2 cups.

Pick the leaves from:

            1 bunch basil, to yield about 2 loosely packed cups

In a mortar and pestle or food processor, grind to a paste:

1 garlic clove, peeled


Add and continue to grind:

½ c walnuts or pinenuts, lightly toasted


            ¼ c grated parmesan cheese.

Transfer this mixture to a bowl. Coarsely chop the basil leaves and put them in the mortar. Pound the leaves to a paste. Return the pounded nut mixture to the mortar and pound the two mixtures together. Continue pounding as you gradually pour in:

            ½ c olive oil

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