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The Story of Your Food: Garlic

Posted 2/2/2018 10:04am by Dennis Skoworodko.
 
A nickel will get you on the subway, but garlic will get you a seat. -Yiddish Proverb.

Garlic! The wonderful delicious flavor building veggie that works in so so many dishes.
And many health benefits are attributed to garlic. Flavorful and healthy - what a combination!

We plant garlic in late fall so it gets a jump start on growing in the spring, however sadly, we lost our entire crop to winter kill in 2017 (due to an unseasonably warm February and then an unseasonably cold March). We were fortunate to find an excellent source of organic "seed garlic" and have selected a variety called "Persian Star", which we planted in late September 2017. Persian Star is a premium gourmet Heritage variety.  It is a beautifully textured purple stripe garlic with outstanding flavor characteristics. We are very happy for the snow cover this winter and hoping the weather continues to cooperate with us, so come spring we can do the happy dance when we see our garlic breaking ground. Live well - eat more garlic!

Regards,

Dennis and the Our Farm Team

 

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