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Buy Organic Garlic and Start Your Fall Planting!
Garlic is one of the easiest plants to grow in your vegetable plot and fall is the perfect season for planting! Planting in October works well in our climate because it allows the garlic to establish its roots prior to winter dormancy.
Although easy to grow, producing high-quality garlic with large, tasty, full-flavored cloves -while avoiding pests and diseases requires skill and knowledge.
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County, in collaboration with Fraser’s Garlic Farm, is hosting a “Growing Garlic 101” Workshop. Community garden members, school garden educators, urban and suburban backyard gardeners and aspiring small-scale market growers are all invited to join.
The workshop will cover planting, growing, harvesting, curing, and storing. Common pest and disease problems will also be discussed.
Special consideration will be given to garlic as a crop to be grown for market. Gourmet garlic is becoming more popular and profitable every year. As a good storage vegetable, it can be sold at farmers’ markets and roadside stands throughout the season. To help potential market growers with this specialty crop, Ed Fraser of Fraser’s Garlic Farm, Churchville, NY,
https://www.frasergarlic.com/, will share his experience of growing and marketing the gourmet garlic produced on his organic farm. Participants are encouraged to bring their questions for him!
The cost of the Workshop is $12 per registration. Participants can purchase garlic seed for their fall planting at registration. We have a limited supply of organic certified German White hardneck from Fraser's Garlic Farm. Garlic packages come in half pound packages for $8 each; purchase limit is 2.5lb. per registrant. A half pound of seed garlic will produce about 20 bulbs next season. Purchased garlic can be picked up at CCE of Monroe County, 2449 St. Paul Blvd, Rochester, NY 14617 on Friday October 1st, 4pm – 7pm or Saturday, October 2nd, 9am – 1pm.
Contact Jarmila Haseler, Agriculture Educator, CCE of Monroe County at email@example.com for questions.
Media are invited for film, photographs or interviews with participants and staff.
$12 per registration
This event is online
Last updated September 9, 2021