Archives for August 2016

2016 Garlic Crop Report

Almost every bulb is huge!

Almost every bulb is huge!

In 2016 we had one of our best-ever harvests of our Extra Hardy German White garlic.  This porcelain garlic has great taste. The flavor does not overpower dishes. This variety enhances and compliments other ingredients in recipes. The heads roast well, bulbs and cloves peel easily. Good size cloves mean less work and time in meal preparation.

Our garlic plants were healthy and robust this year and our seed bulbs are HUGE!  In our experience on Eastview Farm the German White is easiest to plant. It is the most disease resistant, has the longest storage life, most uniform in bulb and clove size, and it is easiest to peel to get planting stock ready in October.

The more we learn about soils and garlic production the better the resulting nutrient dense seed. It is a tangible reward for the hard work of our family and friends and the nine months that it takes to grow this extrordinary crop we love to grow and share with others! BRIX levels of green garlic tested on July 29th averaged 42, which is very high for uncured garlic and we expect it to go up as the garlic dries.   Brix is a way to measure nutritional quality, vigor and strength of the seed and this high number shows how healthy and robust our seed garlic is.

 

We are shipping smaller size orders 5 pounds and under with the USPS to keep our postal service alive and active on our rural community. We ship 6 pounds or more via FedEx.  All of the garlic is protected by our own biodegradable packaging material Sylvacurl because we believe that the packaging choices we make are important. As in other years local folks can arrange to pick up orders here on our farm.

We would love to hear how your garlic crop fared this season. If you are willing to take the time to let us know and include a photograph of you or your family with your garlic we would love to add your story or comments to our website.  Please use our contact form if you are interested in helping us in this way.

Happy Harvest and Growing,

The Lovinsky Family

2015 Garlic Barn