Here’s useful information on garlic, including where to buy it, how to grow it, store it and cook with it, and information about the health benefits of garlic.
Websites and Blogs on Garlic and Farming
Canadian Garlic– Seeds of Diversity’s Great Canadian Garlic Collection is a national project that explores and documents the many varieties of garlic grown in Canada.
Canadian Organic Growers – Information for farmers, gardeners and eaters.
Canada Organic Trade Association – membership-based business association for the organic industry in North America.
C.R.A.F.T. Ontario – Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training in Ontario. Your gateway to a farming internship experience that will change your life. Maybe your dream is to have your own organic farm one day. Or maybe you want to learn some food-growing and hands-on skills that can be applied in other careers and lifestyles. Being an intern on an Ontario farm is a great way to start.
Recipes for Garlic Goodness – garlic recipes from Ontario garlic grower The Garlic Box.
Toronto Master Gardeners – Part of an international non-profit network, Toronto Master Gardeners are a group of more than 130 trained horticulturists who volunteer their time to provide advice to home gardeners in the Toronto area.
Garlic Festivals – Canada
Garlic Festival de l’Ail, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue
Garlic Festivals – United States
Midwest Garlic Fest, Elizabeth
Nostrano Garlic Festival, Bangor
Glorious Garlic Festival, Penn Yan
Elephant Garlic Festival, North Plains (Note: Elephant garlic is a leek, it is not garlic)
Virginia Wine & Garlic Festival, Amherst
Garlic Faire, Kettle Falls
Okanogan River Garlic Festival, Tonasket
Garlic Festivals – Europe and UK
Foire à l’Ail Fumé, Arleux
Pink Garlic of Lautrec Festival, Lautrec
L’aglio di Voghiera; Voghiera, Ferrara
Isle of Wight Garlic Festival, Newchurch, Sandown
Garlic Congresses – Worldwide
Garlic of Ukraine Region, Kiev, Ukraine
Spain Garlic Congress, Madrid, Spainaa
Books and Newsletters
(TPL = available at a branch of the Toronto Public Library)