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.
There will be another garlic growers roundtable at the SFA Annual Conference, 2/11/17, called “Garlic Mythbusters -and- How to Win Blue Ribbons with Garlic”. This will be a session that welcomes your input, led by Dr. Carl Rosen, garlic scientist and lead author of “Growing garlic in Minnesota“; Tom Coffman, award-winning garlic grower; and Chris Kudrna, owner of Plum Creek Garlic and a total garlic nerd.
Click here to learn more about the Annual Conference.
The 2016 “Still Got Garlic List”
Go here to see who still has garlic available to sell!
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:
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.
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Articles and Information
“The Garlic Belt” by Sarah Lindblom
Garlic Growers Session at the SFA Annual Conference: “How Do We Grow Garlic in the Upper Midwest?”
This session featured an open discussion of techniques and practices used by garlic garlic operations of different sizes across across the region. Facilitated by Chris Kudrna of Plum Creek Garlic, it was recorded and the results are posted here: GARLIC GROWERS SESSION NOTES.
Co-presenting with Chris was Paul Schmidt of Sunfresh Foods in Preston, Minn., who won First Prize at Minnesota Garlic Festival for his Krasnodar Marbled Purple Stripe garlic; and Sunny Ruthchild of Merry Weather Gardens near Walnut Grove, Minn.
- Join our Facebook Group here.
- See the last newsletter here.
- For garlic disease information and Garlic Bloat Nematode testing, click here.
- An article on the Allium Leafminer here.
- An article on a garlic grower fighting imported garlic here.
We welcome all growers, commercial and home gardeners, who want to interact with the garlic growing community. There is no cost for membership.
Information: Jerry Ford, firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.844.922.5573 Ext. 716.