We have been growing and selecting hard neck garlic for more than 20 years. What began as a father and son project on the farm has evolved to provide reliable, high-quality, disease-free seed stock to our local small organic farm neighbors. It's the same seed we use for our own crop. While our seed garlic is not certified organic, it is grown organically without the use of pesticides or synthetic fertilizers.
Garlic is sold in 1 lb. increments (no maximum). Please contact us for bulk amounts and pricing or local pick-up or delivery. Garlic is available from September 1 and orders are taken starting August 1. Contact us for pricing.
OUR GROWING CULTURE
We have found that an intensive planting with a straw mulch yields competitive bulbs that are both high quality and economical in fertile soil. Garlic thrives on well-drained, but still moist soil, and the straw cover helps maintain that, as well as provide weed control throughout the season.
Our seed garlic is grown in rotation with our diversified organic vegetable garden on a four year cycle.
WHY WE LIKE GROWING HARDNECK GARLIC AS DIVERSIFIED SMALL FARMERS
+ Nutrition Garlic is a classic examples of food medicine, providing serious antibacterial power, antioxidants, and vitamins. Our customers recognize that and have made it part of their regular diet.
+ Labor Fall planting distributes labor needs more evenly throughout the season, simultaneously allowing our farm to be one step ahead when the spring seeding rush hits. Also, with the use of a straw mulch, only one hand cultivation is required in a season.
+ Organic Matter By using a straw mulch, organic matter is introduced on a regular basis to our soils, systematically contributing to the development of humus.
+ Crop Rotation Field and garden plans can readily become heavily weighted in tempting solanaceae and popular brassica crops. The addition of hard neck garlic may help you manage the imbalance and more easily rotate your crop plan.
+ Fresh and Storage Product Garlic is a highly adaptable crop in accordance with market demand. It can be harvested at various points throughout the season as green garlic in the spring, fresh garlic at harvest, and cured garlic throughout the winter.
+ Value Added Potential There are myriad products that extend the profitability and longevity of a garlic crop, including scape pestos, dried powders, braided bouquets, and frozen minced garlic.
+ Sustainable We feel that as a result of our cultural practices we are leaving the land in a better state to retain moisture, access and preserve nutrients, and sponsor soil microbial life.
Leningrad -- Harvests late summer. This porcelain hard neck variety produces consistently beautiful garlic milky white heads with thick papers and strong flavor. Bulb and clove size is large and fairly uniform, averaging 4 to 6 cloves per head. Perfect for chefs, desiring economical cloves for the kitchen.
German White -- Harvests early mid-summer. Large white wrappered bulbs typically 1 1/2 to 2 inch size with some gray mottling and occasional pinkish tint. Typically 4 to 6 very large, easy to peel cloves. Great for roasting due to large cloves.
Spanish Roja -- Harvests mid-summer. We are excited about the performance potential here. Its “true” garlic flavor has made it a favorite for fresh use in dressings and salsas. Averages about 6 to 8 cloves per head. Beautiful fuchsia and eggplant striping is likely to show in the wrapper.
Big Daddy -- Harvests mid-summer. Our special strain of German White that is defined by its voluptuous size and strong flavor. Shows between 5 to 7 cloves.
Assorted -- Harvests mid-summer. A vigorous blend of all of our varieties for those growers who want a diversity without the hassle of keeping them straight. Flavors are all in a mild range. Ideal for green garlic sales or the diversity of needs at farmers' market, CSAs, or farmstands.
RESERVE SEED NOW
Please fill out the form below with the seed amounts you would like to reserve for planting this fall. We will send you a confirmation email within 1-2 business days.