Everything Garlic

First Annual Garlic Sale Success

  So we had our first annual garlic sale on August 14th and what a fun day.  I did not realize how many hours could/would go into a garlic sale, but I do now.  Prior to the sale, I spent days in the barn cleaning and sorting the garlic.  A lot of thought went into the set up and layout…
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The Power of Garlic ~ Immunity within the Scope of COVID-19

Many people have said that garlic has many health benefits and I tend to believe that it does, however, I have not talked about those benefits in my blog or general, because I have not found an article or information that has been supported by a reliable health source, until now.  My husband came across this article  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7265825/ yesterday. This…
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Sautéed Zucchini with Fresh Garlic and Onion

RECIPE Sautéed Zucchini with Fresh Garlic and Onion  Ready in 20 minutes Serves  4 people Ingredients 3 Medium Zucchini Fresh Sweet Onion 3 Cloves of Fresh Garlic 2 Tablespoons of Butter Salt and pepper 1 Tablespoon of Parmesan Cheese Preparation Slice zucchini into half moon pieces Slice onion into pieces  Dice fresh garlic  Melt butter into pan under medium heat;  saute onion…
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How to Store Your Fresh Garlic

STORING GARLIC CAN BE TRICKY.  HERE ARE FEW TIPS ON HOW TO PROPERLY STORE YOUR  FRESH GARLIC Storing Garlic For Eating Storing garlic uncovered, in a wire-mesh basket inside your kitchen cupboard or beneath a small overturned clay pot, is best. You can also store garlic in a paper bag or mesh bag. Just make sure there is plenty of…
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Harvest Complete

  We finished harvesting and hanging the garlic crop yesterday.  It was a long process, but we were fortunate to have some helping hands, which made the process a little easier and quicker.  Trying to get ahead of the weather, we starting pulling Thursday afternoon, continuing through all day Friday.  Both of these days the weather was good, HOT, but…
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Almost Time to Harvest

    It is looking like this weekend is going to be the weekend!  After 9 nine long months, our garlic is ready to harvest.  This is so exciting to me, because it is what we have been looking forward to since October.  There has been a lot of stress the past 9 months, that’s for sure,  with the weather…
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E “scaping” to the Garlic Field

  Rising early and getting out in the field early in morning is key in the Adirondacks before the sun gets too hot and the bugs come out.  So Saturday morning, early to rise it was!  We were in the field nice and early and began to cut the scapes.  With a little help from my father, my son and…
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WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

    Its starting to get very real on the farm.  The garlic is growing nicely and our e-commerce is underway.  I decided to write a quick blog as I think more and more about the “garlic store”, our pricing and our products. I want explain the difference  between seed garlic and culinary (food grade) garlic.  Despite their names, both…
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Happenings on the Farm

Things on the farm are coming along.  We are gearing up for the season and getting things in order.  The garlic is looking fantastic.  The German Extra Hardy is growing at a faster rate than the other varieties, which I find very interesting.  We received some much needed rain last week and I think the garlic appreciated it, not too much…
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Hardneck Garlic vs. Softneck Garlic

So many people ask the question, what is the difference between softneck garlic and hardneck garlic?  I am going to give you my best shot at explaining what the differences are.  Hopefully this will help you choose the best type of garlic to grow, learn about the different types of garlic, find out which type can be braided, which gives the largest cloves, and…
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