Wissota Garic Farms Row of German Extra Hardy Garlic

Garlic Wreaths 1.5lbs of "Gourmet Garlic"

 

Garlic Wreath, Vegatable Art
Vegatable Art, Garlic Wreath

Garlic Wreaths  Buy Here
“NEW FOR 2017”

Each wreath is custom made with Garlic Scapes, Garlic Bublis. We use a combination of Chesnok Red (Purple Strip) German Extra Hardy (Porcelain) and Armenian (Porcelain). Each wreath will have at least 1.5lbs of gourmet garlic. The garlic on these wreaths has been cured properly and will keep up to 6 months. Just hang in your kitchen and pull a bulb of garlic off when you need it for your favorite recipe.

Garlic Farm

Our Garlic Farm is in the Chippewa Valley of Northern Wisconsin, exclusively growing Garlic "Hardneck varieties" for seed garlic and eating garlic. This garlic farm is my passion, and is taken care of from planting to harvest and beyond with a great amount of care and attention. This gourmet garlic has been raised using no chemicals and only sustainable farming practices. Garlic Farming is done with a lot of manual labor, "mainly myself". The garlic seed is planted by hand, harvested with pitch fork, cleaned and graded, again with caring hands. This year we planted over 30,000 plants, all by hand. Buy Seed Garlic and Eating garlic here.

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You may notice in some of pictures we use old Sears Suburban lawn tractors for much of the work on the Garlic Farm.   I really enjoy working on these machines and find they are really tough. Plus it really makes my wife laugh when she sees me riding them.

We are taking Pre-Harvest orders for Garlic Scapes, Seed and Culinary Garlic now. Garlic bulb quantities will be limited at first then updated at harvest, about mid July.

What is Elephant Garlic?

Sceintific name:  (Allium ampeloprasum)

Is the source of much confusion and the issue of elephant vs "true garlic".  Many people are attracted to elephant garlic and buy it simply because of its size. They assume that it must be more stronger in flavor than ordinary varieties.  In fact the opposite is true.

Elephant garlic is closely related to the leek than to the garlic. The bulbs are very large and a single bulb can somtimes weigh over a pound each.  A single clove of elephant garlic can often be as large as a whole bulb of ordinary garlic. That's a lot of garlic - but is it a lot of flavor?

In terms of strength, elephant garlic is to garlic what leeks are to onions. The flavor is much less intense and sweeter. 

Garlic Seed For Sale

New On the Garlic Farm

Pehoski Purple – Marbled Purple Stripe “NEW VARITY FOR 2017”

Large sized Garlic Bulbs, HOT when raw, cooks into a mild earth flavor, grown in the polish community in Wisconsin. Medium/Long Storing garlic, 64-80 cloves/lb. 5-7 large cloves per bulb.  Makes for an ideal Gourmet Garlic.

Garlic Varities

Garlic(Allium sativam) has two sub-species softnecks and hardnecks. We grow only hardneck garlic.

Hardnecks:
The hardneck refers to the scape that later produces a flower. They are favored by chefs for having exceptional flavor and large easy to peel garlic cloves.

Softnecks:
Almost all supermarket garlic is a softneck variety. This is because softneck garlic is easier to grow and plant mechanically.  Softneck garlic is recognized by the white papery skin and an abundance of small cloves, often forming several layers around the central core.

Garlic Seed For Sale

Now taking pre-orders for 2017! Many Varieties and Garlic packs to choose from. Orders begin shipping the middle of August 2017. We accept credit/debit card, PayPal at checkout. If you would like to order by e-mail or phone, please see our contact page.

Garlic Seed, Eating garlic and Garlic Scapes, "Anything Garlic" be sure to contact us about other products you are interested in that are garlicky. Check out one of our blogs to find "Anything Garlic" 

 

Garlic Education

We are dedicated to use the best practices and information available in our garlic growing process. We continually update our "Anything Garlic" education so we can give you the most current garlic seed information available. We focus on growing Garlic having the best flavors and consistent quality, while using Chemicals free practices. These practice have always resulted in garlic that is as large as the individual garlic cultivars allow.

We began our farm having nothing but a shovel and strong back. If you need answers to questions about "Anything Garlic" contact us, we will be happy to share our experiences. We have most likely encountered the same challenges you are contemplating, will be more than happy to give you advice. We do have some secret garlic growing practices that we may just share with you.

Wisconsin Garlic For Sale

Now taking pre-orders for 2017! Many Varieties and Garlic packs to choose from. Orders begin shipping the middle of August 2017. We accept credit/debit card, PayPal at checkout. If you would like to order by e-mail or phone, please see our contact page.

Garlic Seed, Eating garlic and Garlic Scapes, "Anything Garlic" be sure to contact us about other products you are interested in that are garlicky. Check out one of our blogs to find "AnythingGarlic.com"

Our Harvest is predicted to yield  5,000 lbs this year.  1,000 lbs of our garlic harvest for 2017 has already committed to retail buyers.  Order now to get the rarest Garlic varieties.  Some garlic varieties are very limited.

Wisconsin, Garlic Scapes

Wisconsin Scapes
Garlic Scapes are available in mid May through the end of June and will ship immediately at harvest.

Garlic will be available for shipment about September 1st.

Garlic Seed/Eating Garlic

Seed garlic and culinary garlic are the very same thing. You can plant any of our gourmet garlic, and you can eat any of it, too. Growers look for the largest garlic cloves, and they seek out the largest garlic bulbs available;  "you reap what you sow".  In kitchens, on the other hand, cooks often prefer smaller garlic cloves to more easily control the amount of garlic in each dish. Most garlic farmers will charge a premium for larger garlic.  Our Seed garlic is over 2" in diameter and Eating/Culinary Garlic is under 2".  Do not plant garlic cloves from the grocery store, they may be treated to make their shelf life longer which reduce the germination rate.  If you want to grow Gourmet Garlic that quickly acclimates you should start with the largest local Garlic Bulbs you can get.  

Garlic Farm Produces a Surprise

"Green Garlic"

We have a new Garlic Product. 

Green Garlic is garlic that is not fully mature.  It looks like a green onion and has a mild garlic flavor.  

We planted about a thousand smaller garlic bulbs with out separating them into individual cloves last fall.  This stops the garlic from forming bulbs and keeps them small.  you will see the garlic come up in the spring in bunches of 5 to 12.  On the Garlic Farm we just dig up the whole bulb and clean.  

May 6th at 7:30am to 1:00pm  we will be selling Green Garlic at the Season Opening of the  Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market

Garlic Scapes comming soon,  we expect to start seeing them by the end of May 2017 on the Garlic Farm.

Garlic Seed For Sale "New Variety"

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Georgian Fire Porcelain Garlic.com

“NEW VARIETY FOR 2017”

Easy to grow, very hardy, large sized garlic bulbs,  rich robust HOT flavor, Longer storing  Gourmet Garlic.  25-50 cloves/lb.  4-6 large garlic cloves per bulb.  Great addition to the Garlic Farm.