April 5, 2014
Al Cowan’s mission is to “leave my farm land better than I found it. Richer in organic matter, biology, trace minerals and soil structure. And to grow superior organic garlic and shallots free from disease.”
April 2, 2014
Bob and his wife Irene are seasoned garlic growers with 37 years of hands-on farming experience. Presently Bob is an active member and Director of the Garlic Growers Association of Ontario and Director for The Brant County Federation of Agriculture. Together they are avid promoters of Buy Local programs with Foodland Ontario especially for Ontario grown garlic and garlic products.
April 4, 2014
The Cobblestone Farm is a small family owned farm that has been growing gourmet garlic and a variety of fresh local produce for the past 6 years. Although not certified organic, The Cobblestone Farm only grows non-GMO heirloom varietals using sustainable growing practices.
August 18, 2014
As a pre-certified organic grower, Edible Earth produces fresh and delicious vegetables, berries, herbs, wild mushrooms and garlic. From their produce they prepare homemade pickled vegetables and kimchi. Located on 32 acres of fertile soil in the east end of Kingston, their farm grows 15 different varieties of organic garlic. Their seeds are air pollinated and hand picked. They love to produce excellent quality foods using only organic manure and natural soil amendments in a fertile clay soil.
September 16, 2015
April 12, 2014
Simon de Boer grows his garlic using only organic principles. He believes a healthy food like garlic should only provide what nature intended and only what he would eat himself. His aim is to handle the garlic with tender loving care, and cure it so it is not bruised, so it can be used and stored without prematurely spoiling. As an organic grower of garlic for 15 years he is confident that the garlic he provides is only the best. Simon
April 11, 2014
Patrick and Heather have been growing garlic for four years and selling it since 2013. Little Trickle Farm is a small diverse farm raising grass-fed beef, pastured poultry, garlic and baking organic sourdough bread in the Ottawa Valley. Heather & Patrick farm using sustainable environmental methods that help promote healthy soils, ecosystems and animals. They use compost for fertility, reduce tillage and use covercrops to keep soil covered. They like to engage our customers and educate them about Little Trickle Farm. Little Trickle
April 19, 2014
Samsara Fields was conceived by JP Gural and So Young Lee after their global research journey from 2008 to 2009. They experienced many issues: poverty, displacement, refugees, the world food crisis, slums, garbage dump communities, poverty, sprawling urbanisation, globalisation and global climate change. From their research, they found organic living to be not just an alternative lifestyle choice but an important direction if humanity wants to survive an impending environmental collapse. One of the key ingredients for sustainable living is
September 17, 2015
The Cutting Veg runs a variety of programs aimed at cultivating personal, social, environmental, and economic health through organic agriculture. In addition to growing mixed organic vegetables, they also run the Global Garlic Project, offer Garden and Food Coaching services, and wellness counselling. The Cutting Veg grows many varieties of garlic including: Rocambole (Korean purple, Yugo Italian, Saltspring Select, Israeli, Ukrainian Hot), Purple Stripe (Persian star), Artichoke (Sicilian gold), Porcelain (Russian), Turban (Chinese Purple) and Creole (Rose de Lautrec).
April 20, 2014
Dave and Cherin Tuck are Two Buds growing garlic over 40 years. Their crop is composted using only ‘green’ fertilizer and pull their weeds manually. The size and quality of their bulbs are well known. Cherin is also a botanical artist. She has travelled throughout Ontario for many years and has taught using art as therapy within and outside of the school system. Art provides the opportunity for the passionate expression of her ideals. The subject matter is drawn from personal experience, appreciation for the environment