A&L Garlic Farms
Please before visiting the farm contact us first. My husband and I both work full time regular jobs and would hate for you to make a trip out just to find no one home. We do not give tours of the farm.
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Working Hard on the Garlic Farm.Zack enjoys working with us on our Garlic Farm. He is a very good worker! He likes to learn everything there is to know about our Garlic. Come on by one of the Garlic Festivals and he would be happy to answer any of your questions.
Freshly Harvested Garlic PlantsMost people have never tasted freshly harvested garlic-- the difference is as dramatic as a freshly picked vine-ripened tomato compared to a tasteless commercial tomato. The papery garlic in the supermarket was harvested last July and kept in storage. Fresh garlic is juicy, not dry. Use fresh garlic the same as you normally do: eat it raw, cooked, roasted, minced, or whole -- fresh garlic is delicious any way it is prepared. But do know that yes, a little fresh garlic goes a long way."
When to Harvest your Garlic CropWatch the Greens
The green leaves start to die from the bottom up. When the bottom 3 or 4 leaves are dead and the top 5 or 6 are still green, its time to lift the bulbs. If you're not sure, dig a bulb or two and check. A mature bulb is fully swelled, well sized and has some partially decomposed wrappers.
Handle With Care!Handle Garlic Like Eggs
Garlic is very fragile and should not be bumped, bounced or dropped. Manual harvesting is recommended, as even the smallest bump will bruise the garlic, causing early decay and loss of quality. Carefully lift the bulbs with a garden fork and take them, greens and all, for cleaning and curing. Don’t leave garlic in the hot sun but move it quickly to a shady spot to avoid 'cooking'.
Packaged GarlicIf properly stored (cool, dry, dark, and not in the refrigerator), the garlic should last months.
Braided - German White HardcneckBraiding is traditionally the best way to store garlic, and as an added bonus, is a work of art. Consider a braid as an early Christmas gift and the recipient will get months of enjoyment and good meals!
Garlic FestivalsWhy a Galic Festival...
Everything from garlic ice cream to garlic jelly, pickled garlic, roasted garlic, garlic braids and, of course, plain garlic bulbs of every variety will be available for sampling and purchase, along with planting and braiding and cooking demonstrations.
*vendors do sell out, so come early if your looking to buy seed for next years crop!
We sell our garlic through Garlic Festivals, our website and Facebook. All sales are taken buy calling us here at A&L Garlic Farms. If you have questions please feel free to stop by Facebook or email.
Our farm is located in Western New York, in the Village of Holley. We are a small family run business with the help of our two children and some wonderful friends. We strive to provide the best service and quality of garlic. It is our goal to make sure you are satisfied with a great product at a low cost. It is a pleasure doing business with you and hope to see you many more times at the festivals.