Our 2020 Garlic Catalogue has been out since August 15th, We are very low on selection and quantity as of September 15th, so it has been a brisk and rewarding garlic season. Thank you to those who placed orders and dropped in at the farm!
If you haven't already, you can email me to get on the mailing list : Julie Fleischauer firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Our catalogue is posted under the "2020 Catalogue" page with a list of the varieties we are offering that will be up dated as garlic strains sell out. (If you can't find the page and you are using a mobile device, you may have to switch to "view web version")
This year, we are just doing pick up orders and shipping, as the Stratford Garlic Festival was our only other venue. Golden Acres Farm is now open by appointment only.
If you require, we can provide contact-less pick up for your order. Regular pick-up location is around to the back of the barn, inside the large sliding doors where our drying/storage room is, in the repurposed granary room. If you have picked up garlic in the last couple years, you will know where I mean:
Contact-less pick up will be inside the small door at the front of the barn:
Please take note that we do not process credit cards, so please bring cash or a cheque, or prepay by email transfer. Prices this year are $18.00/pound, $9.00/ half pound, and $4.00 / bulb. There will be some 3 lb, 5 lb, and 10 lb limits on the bulk strains this year, and some of the strains will be available only by the 1/2 pound or by the bulb. This is to encourage small gardeners, and to hopefully make more selection available to everyone.
We've got some Silver Skins coming out of the ground today, that look fairly promising, so they will be available on the catalogue, sold by the bulb. The Silver Skins and Creoles were planted this spring. I'm finding Spring planting just for those two kinds is often better than fall planting. I am not offering any spring shipping however, so if you want to try spring planting them, you'll have to store and cold treat them yourself. They keep really well, and cold treatment consists of putting them in the garage, or a cold space, for about a month before planting (just be careful not to freeze the bulbs in minus Celsius conditions). Otherwise, they can be planted in the fall, with all the other kinds. I suspect that they do better in a protected area anyway, rather than the wide open field where I plant them.
In general, the garlic did really well this year. I hope that if you've grown garlic, you've had similar success.
Garlicky Regards, Julie