Yesterday, Jason and I lifted the last of this season’s garlic crop – it’s beautiful. We’ve bunched it, and it’s now curing in the roof of the barn, same as last year.
The purple of the garlic is so vibrant – hedging into an almost blue, like a cornflower blue, on some bulbs. It seems that this year, we have about the same amount of garlic as last, but fewer small bulbs, Mostly, the garlic is medium-sized. If you’re keen for some garlic, you can buy in bunches of 12.
Plaited Dozen medium bulbs (left) – $25 Ponytail Dozen medium bulbs (right)- $20
Send us an email if you’d like to order: redbarnfarmvic AT gmail.com
How do you store the garlic plaits/pony-tails?
The plaits/ponytails look so beautiful hanging in the kitchen or pantry – and it’s the best way to store garlic. Make sure you keep your garlic away from direct sunlight, steam and heat.
How do you use it?
To use a bulb from a plait, just gently twist and remove it. If you take the bulbs from the top of the plait first, then you keep the plait aesthetic for longer. If you want just a clove, use your fingernails or a blunt knife to remove a one. For ponytails – just choose the one you like the look of and cut it from the bunch.
How did we grow it?
We grew our garlic using organic farming methods – this year aided with biodegradable weed-mat to help. Our garlic grew naturally without artificial anythings, in gorgeous alkaline soil near pink salt lakes. As a result our garlic has all the health properties of the very best garlic – and tastes awesome!
How can you purchase some garlic?
Hit the contact page and send us an email– we can mail garlic to you (postage costs additional).
Please note: Fresh garlic quarantine restrictions apply to WA and Tasmania – so we can’t send to you unfortunately…
When do we deliver?
Due to our rural location we dispatch orders Monday – Wednesdays only. Orders received after 12pm on Wednesday will be posted on the following Monday. Won’t take long though – garlic will be with you in no time.
If you’re heading out West in Victoria, drop us a line and swing by. Buy at the farm door and check out the farm (and we’ll make you a splendid cup of tea).