A Networking Group of SFA
Contact: Jerry Ford, firstname.lastname@example.org
This group is an association of garlic growers in the Upper Midwest who have joined together to learn from each other through networking and events, and to promote garlic growing and sales in our region.
Garlic Growers Field Day
Sat., July 1, 2017 | Red Wing & West Concord, Minn.
The Upper Midwest Garlic Growers, an SFA networking group, is presenting tours of two award-winning garlic operations, with lots of time to network with other growers.
At 10 a.m., we will meet at Hawk’s Brain Garlic, 32742 200th Ave, Red Wing. Susan Johnson has been growing garlic for 30 years, and sells it at the Red Wing Farmers’ Market, the Minnesota Garlic Festival and the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. With a wide range of varieties in her repertoire, Hawk’s Brain Garlic has repeatedly won awards in the Garlic Growing Contest at Minnesota Garlic Festival.
After lunch in Red Wing, we’ll drive to Coffman Garlic & Apples, 56115 120th Ave, West Concord. Tom and Maria Coffman grow 9 varieties of softneck & hardneck garlic for seed stock and table. They also raise Honeycrisp apples, and sell their garlic at the MN Garlic Festival, where they won Best in Show in 2017.
Admission is free but an RSVP is required.
The day’s event schedule:
- 10 a.m. – Hawk’s Brain Garlic field tour, 32742 200th Ave, Red Wing, MN 55066
- Noon – Potluck lunch at Bay Point Park, Red Wing; bring a dish to share.
- 1 p.m. – Drive to West Concord
- 2 p.m. – Coffman Garlic & Apples field tour, 56115 120th Ave, West Concord, MN 55985
- 4 p.m. – End
Contact: Jerry Ford, email@example.com, 763-244-6659
Vendor Applications are now available for the festival!
12th Annual MN Garlic Festival
McLeod County Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, MN
10 a.m. – 6 p.m
Adults $5, Kids under 12 free, Parking $1
GARLIC GROWERS CONTEST
at MN Garlic Festival
All garlic growers and gardeners in the Upper Midwest are invited to enter the Garlic Growers Contest at MN Garlic Festival! Prizes and bragging rights abound, and there are awards for best-in-show, largest in 10 varietal categories, and even one for the smallest bulb.
Go here for more information:
Articles and Information
“The Garlic Belt“ by Sarah Lindblom
An article on the Allium Leafminer: click here.
An article on a garlic grower fighting imported garlic click here.
2016 Garlic Growers Field Day
The region’s garlic growers came together for a field day on Saturday, July 9th, 2016, to visit two farms,l starting at Living Song Farm near
Applications now being accepted for garlic vendors at Minnesota Garlic Festival. Growers in MN, WI, IA, SD & ND who meet the criteria will be considered. Read all about it here.
Join the Facebook group: click here
We welcome all growers, commercial and home gardeners, who want to interact with the garlic growing community.
Information: Jerry Ford, firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.844.922.5573 Ext. 716.