The Garlic Project will enhance existing producers’ and new farmers’ profitability by increasing premium garlic production in Minnesota by training them in best production and marketing practices, expanding markets and supply chains, and conducting research on improved cultivation methods.
Project duration: November, 2017 – April, 2020
This project is made possible by a Specialty Crops Block Grant through the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
How Can YOU be involved?
Take the Garlic Growers Survey to get started!
- We are looking for four Collaborating Farms to conduct the research components of this project.
- We need 30 Partner Farms to participate in tracking statistics on planting, harvesting and sales.
- We would like to compile a comprehensive list of all garlic growers in Minnesota: watch for The Garlic Project Survey coming out in November, 2017. If you don’t get that survey, contact Jerry Ford (below) for the link.
- Bring our “Growing & Marketing Great Garlic in Minnesota” workshop to your community.
If you’re interested in participating, or if you’d just like to keep up with the work and the events, please send an email to Jerry Ford, email@example.com
Upcoming Events & Workshops
January 27th, 2018
“Growing & Marketing Great Garlic in Minnesota” Workshop
More information coming soon.
February 10th, 2018
St. Joseph, MN
SFA Annual Conference
A session on cultivation and productions practices
July 1st and 7th, 2018
Garlic Growers Field Day
(See a recap of the 2017 event here)
August 11th, 2018
Minnesota Garlic Festival
News & Updates
To see details of the goals of this project, click HERE.