Sunday, September 25, 2011

It's All About Garlic at Saugerties This Weekend

Spanish Roja. Killarney Red. Polish White. Sicilian Gold. Rock and Roll Rocambole. Ok, that last one I made up, but the rest are all garlic varieties and the place for tasting and purchasing these different varieties for eating or planting this weekend is the Hudson Valley Garlic Festival in Saugerties, NY. We took a bus there yesterday, with fellow community garden members to purchase some seed for planting later this fall direct from the variety of garlic growers on hand. We're only going on our fourth season of growing garlic, so there's still plenty to learn about the crop and master. We got the bug for growing it our first season at Floyd Bennett from watching Rocco's garlic and knew we had to make room for it in our plots that fall.

Some of next year's garlic from the area's growers.


flwrjane said...

Oh lucky girl. Send me a couple cloves will you?

xo jane

Sweetgum Thursday said...

I'll let you know when I crack 'em open for planting later in the season. I'm sure there will be some to spare.