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Grand Gorge Garlic and Maple

P.O. Box 280
Grand Gorge, NY 12434
631-338-4996
info@grandgorgegarlic.com

***Just found a mislabelled bag of Turban seed garlic, about 20lbs.  We have already planted our Turban crop this year so please call or email to purchase what is referred to as the "summer apple" of garlic.  It is the first to dig up and eat. So get this in the ground ASAP for a delicious treat!
  

***Our seed garlic and food garlic are vanishing very quickly.  Please give a call or email to get your order in before we sell out!


We want to thank each and everyone of you who were able to make it to the 2014 Hudson Valley Garlic Festival. It was a lot of good times and good people met. It was a tiring and long weekend, but very, very well worth it!! I am so thankful for all the people who came to our booth and experienced what OUR Organic Garlic has to offer in flavor and quality. Each have their own unique tastes and provide different 'bites' in spice. We also hope you enjoyed our Maple syrup. New this year were our Organic French shallots and Organic All Blue potatoes.

Thanks again and we hope to see you all next year. Please be sure to like our page on Facebook and drop a comment of your experience!


***New this year***
Organic French Shallots:
1/2lb   $7.50
1lb      $12.50
-delicate, sweet onion flavor.

Organic All Blue Potatoes:
2.5lb    $11.95
5lb       $19.95
10lb     $34.95


We ship on first come, first serve basis.  We are still filling garlic seed orders with little or no limits.  We are supplying serious garlic growers everywhere. Please contact us at info@grandgorgegarlic.com or call Fred at 631.338.4996.


WELCOME TO GRAND GORGE GARLIC AND MAPLE!!!!  


     Starting our solar powered, off the grid farm in 2007, our crop has had to co-exist with a healthy, large deer population.  Growing garlic was then the easy choice, i.e., a crop that could easily survive our conditions.  Our focus is optimum soil, rich in organic matter, free of chemical fertilization.  The six hardneck varieties we grow are off the charts in flavor and bulb longevity.


 
   Our farm is located in Grand Gorge, NY at an elevation of 2000 feet above sea level.  Our remote mountain top knoll is isolated and pristine.  The higher mountains that surround us provide the perfect essence to grow great garlic.

    We plant our fall crop in October to coincide with the new moon.  Bitter cold and frigid biting winds that follow provide the ideal harsh conditions that garlic loves.  Our garlic beds easily experience sub-zero -30 degree ambient temperatures.  We apply a six inch layer of organic alfalfa straw to stabilize soil temperatures during winter which also suppress weeds during the growing season.

OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!!  

Not our garlic! As you can see below, with benefits set aside, a beautiful occurrence begins to unfurl in nature as the umbel and bulbil 'blossoms'.


At Grand Gorge Garlic and Maple we do not cut our scapes off, this provides many benefits.  An uncut garlic is a sealed system not opened by a cut nor subject to infection. A slow more uniform dry/curing equals full flavor and a long shelf life.  Umbel/Bulbil formation allows for positive ID of the plant in the field and during handling.

Bulbils are a nutritious food source and potential pure planting stock/seed for the next growing season.

By keeping our garlic plant heads and raising them in fertile soil we can grow hard neck garlic that is qualitatively superior.

At the Top of the Garlic plant forms a small globe referred to as the "Umbel", within are tiny flowers and small 'bulbils' that appear to look like tiny pearls or mini cloves, depending on the varietal.  Sizes range from a grain of rice stemming from a Purple Stripe or Marble sized coming from a Rocambole variety.

These bulbils are a delicious food source that can be put into soup or pasta or anything you desire!  Incorporated into Burgers or Sausage make for a healthy and deliciously enhanced flavor.  Additionally, if you wanted to plant, these bulbils could be your start of a new small garlic garden.  Just plant the individual bulbils in the ground and as you plant and harvest, these bulbils will continue to grow into a garlic bulb season after season. Having been grown without soil contact, the bulbils offer a healthy disease free seed to increase your garlic planting!!

We currently offer two varieties of Bulbils:

Large 'rice' sized bulbils will come from the 'Purple Stripe, Marbled Purple Stripe, and Porcelain Cultivars.'  If planted, these bulbils will produce a small size garlic bulb of the Persian Star, Chesnok Red, Bogartyr or Romanian Red cultivar, yielding miniature cloves the following harvest season.

Small marble or pea sized bulbils will come from our Rocambole cultivar.  If planted, they will produce a Spanish Roja or Kilarney Red

* We are still shipping delicious Purple Stripe Garlic as well as our luscious Rocambole and Purple Stripe Bulbils!

* Are bulbils are luscious and delicious!  They can be used as Spring planting stock or a healthy food source and most people have never had the pleasure of tasting such a wonderful gift from nature.  

*Look for our prices on the pricing tab