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Farm Happenings for September 1, 2020

Posted on August 28th, 2020 by Mike Kozlowski

As I write, our 2020 garlic harvest is underway and the crop is looking fantastic. If you like garlic and have it rated as such in your preferences you should be receiving some this week.

An Important Note about Fresh Garlic

Fresh garlic is ready to eat, however, in order for garlic to be shelf stable and last into the winter it needs to be cured. We cure our garlic by hanging it in a greenhouse that is open to lots of airflow for approximately one month. So, the garlic that you receive over the next 3-4 weeks will be uncured. This means that you should treat it like any other root crop - say a carrot or a beet. Keep it in the refrigerator and plan to use in about 2 -3 weeks as opposed to banking on it lasting you for the long term.

For those of you who would like to order some larger amounts of garlic to last you through winter I will be getting that up on our store as an extra toward the end of September. And for any of those of you who I owe a pound of garlic I will make arrangements to get that to you in late September or early October.