It’s August 5, 2015 and our wonderful Garlic crop is almost fully harvested. It’s an earlier harvest than usual, and that seems to be happening all over the province this year. Now, the garlic bulbs are hanging to dry in the barn loft and breezeway, the ideal place since there is usually a gentle breeze blowing down the Valley.
Again this year, we are selling limited amounts of the three types of garlic we are growing. Interested? Read on and put in your order – it won’t last!
We grow and sell three kinds of hardneck garlic: Yugoslavian Porcelain, Music and Russian Red.
ALL three are grown from Organic Certified seed. We use no chemicals here in our gardens. This is healthy, good for you garlic! Note that hardneck garlic is unbraidable. Here’s more information on each type.
Yugoslavian Porcelain is a great choice for Canadian garlic growers, as it is very tolerant of the cold. This garlic has a fairly robust flavour, although I consider it the mildest of the three types we grow. The cloves are large, with usually four or five cloves per bulb. It’s ready for harvest usually by early to mid August here in the Cariboo. Heads are between 1 1/2inches and 1 3/4 inches.
Price: $3.75 per head. Limit of five per order.
An average of three to six cloves per head. Beautiful white outer wrappers, with purple inner wrappers. Music is a very hardy type of garlic and very productive with tall scapes. It’s ready for harvest usually by early to mid August here in the Cariboo. Since we are still increasing our Music numbers, we don’t have much for sale. Heads are between 1 1/2inches and 1 3/4 inches.
Price: $3.75 per head Limit of one per order.
This was the first kind of garlic we grew and we love it today just as much as we did eight years ago. Each year, we plant more and we have a good amount of this type to sell this year. Robust hearty flavour, Russian Red tastes very strong when eaten raw. Cooked, its flavour mellows a bit, but it is still a very full bodied garlic. There are usually six or seven cloves per bulb and I usually harvest it in very late August here in the Cariboo. Heads are between 1 1/2inches and 1 3/4 inches.
Price: $3.75 per head Limit of nine per order.
You can order garlic by emailing us at bradleycreekgarlic @gmail.com (take out the space). You can pay for your order either through Paypal OR through email interact transfer. Please be sure to give ALL the following information when you email:
– What kind and how many of each type. Note the limits, we can’t make exceptions (not this year). Feel free to mix and match the varieties, if you like.
– Your complete mailing address.
We are happy to ship your order anywhere in Canada.
There will be a flat shipping charge of $15 per order. Garlic is shipped in cardboard boxes and we all know Canada Post keeps raising the shipping prices. Use this to your advantage and order the maximum amount!
2015 harvest will be shipped beginning August 19. Order now to avoid disappointment when a cultivar sells out.
” I was very happy with the garlic I got from you, Annie. It was easy to grow and did good. Nice heads with a lot of flavor.” (Kathy)
Email your testimonials to us at bradleycreekgarlic @ gmail.com We will appreciate it and will include your comments on this website.