Monthly Archives: June 2016

Elephant Garlic Flowers

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Elephant garlic is not a true garlic variety (it is actually closer to the lily family or tulip) but is a distant cousin of the onion and garlic in the broad allium genus.  This year our main greenhouse sprouted a volunteer plant from our failed attempt last year to produce viable bulbils from a few bulbs we bought at local nurseries.

To our surprise this rogue appeared a year late but has produced a cluster of small flowers (something uncommon in the garlic world) so we are hoping it produces viable bulbils.  If so, we may be on the road to building up our own elephant garlic stock.

Published: June 23, 2016 | Comments: 0

Royal Purples newest Garlic

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This year we used a new plot of land for part of our purple stripe crop and with the richest soil we’ve ever made the results have been amazing. It has produced darker, more vivid purples on the cloves and skins. The colours are quite dramatic!

Published: June 23, 2016 | Comments: 0

Our 2016 Farmer’s Market Schedule

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We returned to the White Rock Farmer’s Market on SUNDAY, May 29th.

(10-2 every Sunday)  We are set up in front of the HSBC Bank.

We return to the Abbotsford Farmer’s Market the following SATURDAY, June 4th.  The runs from 9-1.  See you there!

 

Published: June 2, 2016 | Comments: 0

Garlic Prices for 2016

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We are harvesting the remainder of our Early Purple Stripes.  It will be 3-4 more weeks before the big porcelains come on stream.

We are at the Abbotsford and White Rock Farmer’s Markets.  We are in White Rock every week starting SUNDAY May 29th.

Meet us at the Abbotsford Market starting SATURDAY June 4th.

Prices: Marbles (Bulbs under 2 inches) $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00

Regulars (Bulbs 2″ to 2.75″) $2.00 per or 3 for $5.00

Bigs (Bulbs over 2.75″) $2.50 per or 5 for $10

Scapes & Garlic Greens: $2.00 per bunch (in season)

We will be selling pickle and seed garlic (in bulbs or pre-popped) later in the season.  Prices to follow.

Published: June 2, 2016 | Comments: 0