The 2014 garlic harvest has begun and we are overjoyed with the quality of the crop. The heads are large and the field is full of them! After we pull them from the ground we clean the bulbs up to show off their beautiful layers of purple skin and bundle them for curing. The bulbs will hang for a month or so to utilize the last bit of energy in the leaves of the plant and lower their moisture content so they can be stored into the new year.
The garlic harvest is always a grounding moment each season as we think of years past when we were working on the same task. It’s a large job, but one that is so enjoyable and relaxing. This crop, nine months in the making, is one of my favourites to grow, harvest and eat.
Farmer Scott

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