Dear Garlic Customer,
Our 2015 crop is sold out! Please check back in August 2016 to order seed for next year.
We are offering one variety of garlic. After many garlic trials and years of trying out different varieties we have chosen this Extra Hardy German White strain for many reasons. Life is complicated we feel it’s better to do a few things well.
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.
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 extra- ordinary crop we love to grow and share with others! Our BRIX levels on this year’s crop are averaging 47! We are very pleased! This means high nutritional quality seed for your garden and family. We tested cloves on August 22 with our neighbor Lionel Morrison at Lanzer’s NOFA Certified Organic Fruit Farm.
We are shipping smaller size orders in flat rate boxes with the USPS to keep our postal service alive and active on our rural community. We ship 6 pounds or more via FED EX using 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 are working to build our website with stories, pictures and cultivation information as we continue to strive for excellence, education and information sharing. It takes time to build a website just like it takes time to raise a family or grow a garden or 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