A Networking Group of SFA
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.
If you would like to join this group, or for more information, please contact:
Jerry Ford, email@example.com,763-244-6659
SFA has launched the Minnesota Premium Garlic Project
Read all about it HERE.
Be sure to fill out the Garlic Growers Survey!
To see the 2017
Garlic Growers Who still have Garlic to Sell List
Workshop in Duluth, January 27, 2108
“Tips and Tactics for Marketing Great Garlic”
As part of the Lake Superior Chapter Annual Meeting
Saturday, Jan. 27, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
(Garlic session is at 11:00 a.m.)
Peace Church, 1111 N 11th Ave E, Duluth
Register at the door
More info HERE.
Garlic Session at the SFA Annual Conference February 10th
With “The Minnesota Premium Garlic Project” well under way, this session will highlight the practices of three seasoned garlic operations:
Big Stone Garlic
Harvest Moon Garlic
Living Song Farm
Click HERE to learn more!
Garlic Growing Contest!
Start planning for next year!
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.
More info HERE.
Recap: Garlic Growers Field Day was Sat., July 1, 2017 | Red Wing & West Concord, MN.
The Upper Midwest Garlic Growers, an SFA networking group, presented tours of two award-winning garlic operations, with lots of time to network with other growers.
At 10 a.m., we met 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 drove 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.
13th Annual MN Garlic Festival
McLeod County Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, MN
Saturday, August 11th, 2018
10 a.m. – 6 p.m
Adults $5, Kids under 12 free, Parking $1
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.