Award Winning Premium Gourmet Wisconsin Garlic, Plus Shallots and Other Produce.
WE ARE CLOSED ON SUNDAYS
NO TOURS ON SUNDAYS
TOURS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
WE ARE A LIVING WORKING FARM AND HAVE MORE HAND
LABOR TO DO EVERY DAY THAN WE CAN MANAGE.
ATHLETIC VOLUNTEER HELPERS WELCOME!!!!
Please be advised that we are expanding our crop to meet demand so we are using more seed stock than usual at this time, so the shopping cart will have less inventory available than usual. We apologize for any inconvenience.
The cart is open now. Thur 9/7 10:26 pm CDT. Cart updated 9/10 7:55 am CDT, Site updated 9/20 11:18 am CDT.
Thanks for your patience!
.....WHERE NEW GARLICS ARE RELEASED AND/OR SHARED WITH GARLIC ENTHUSIASTS!!......
OVER 343 garlic varieties tested here so far.
A special thanks to world garlic hunter Barbara Hellier of USDA ARS
and Avram Drucker of Garlicana and Dr. Ivan Buddenhagen (Dec.) formerly of UC Davis
GARLIC ICECREAM FROM THE AUGUST '22 FANTASTIC MINNESOTA GARLIC FESTIVAL
Click HERE to go to the festival webpage and see fun in action!!
Many things to do and much garlic food and bulbs. A visit from 9' tall Mr. Garlichead is anxiously awaited!
Hundreds of garlic enthusiasts come to speak with specialists about all aspects of garlic and also visit special info booths!
2021 NEWS: MIDWEST GARLIC FESTIVAL, LARGEST BULB
WINNER Aug 28 2021, Elizabeth Illinois
2022 NEWS: MINNESOTA GARLIC FESTIVAL, LARGEST BULB
WINNER IN 5 CATEGORY TYPES OF GARLIC OUT OF TEN
Aug 13 2022
MCLEOD COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS, HUTCHINSON MN
Largest Artichoke, Creole, Glazed Purple Stripe, Rocambole and Turban
The Ambrosia Community Support Team
Our hard working members from left to right:
Ashley Smrecek, Greenwood; John Czappa, Unity; Larry Fildes, Garlicmaster, Cofounder, Withee/Colby
Larissa Fildes, Cofounder, Lake Elmo, MN; Leah Wrons, Loyal
Thanks to all and to those who came before!!
2023 NEWS: A BIG THANKS TO OUR WISCONSIN MAGAZINE FOR A TWO PAGE SPREAD IN THE APRIL/MAY EDITION!!!
MINNESOTA GARLIC FESTIVAL, LARGEST BULB
WINNER IN 3 CATEGORY TYPES OF GARLIC OUT OF TEN
Aug 12 2023
MCLEOD COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS, HUTCHINSON MN
Largest Artichoke (Largest bulb of all entries), Marbled Purple Stripe and Rocambole
We continue to offer new crossbred garlics in 2023 and 2024.
Thanks for all your interest in healthy foods and growing your own foods.
THE 2023 GARLIC CROP IS FINALLY DONE.
THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND YOUR INTEREST IN QUALITY GARLIC!!!
Shallots not available in 2023 due to poor winter survival.
2023 TOUR INFO:
Most people want to pick or dig up food crops while they are here and they like to see plants growing and our drip irrigation at work. There is very little to see in spring or early summer. Please use the Contact button to start a discussion on scheduling a visit that will work for both of us. Please bring your preferred drinking water, picking buckets and transporting tubs, bags and boxes.
Use the U-Pick button to see the periodic report on what foods can be harvested and the conditions of the crops.
Thanks for your support!!
USA DELIVERIES ONLY.
TOURS WELCOME IN SEASON, PLEASE CHECK OUR
SCHEDULE FOR AVAILABILITY IN ADVANCE.
A garlic for every USDA Zone from 3-10 !
See descriptions for details.
We will continue our ongoing testing of garlics, especially Creole type garlic as well as others. In 2024 and 2025 we hope to have many more new garlics and new crossbreeds.
We are sad to say that we heard that Dr. Buddenhagen had passed away in July (2022). He bred many food plants including garlic, creating new crossbreeds.
As a tribute to his hard work in that process, we will continue to
offer many of his garlics here so that he can be remembered.
We have offered for purchase for 2012 and going forward, new results from crossbreeding programs that use true seed (little black specks similar to onion seed) from fertile garlic flowers. All tested here in the cold. All non-GMO, no pesticides, no hormone treatments and all organically grown.
FOR 2023 THERE IS A WAITING LIST FOR EVERYTHING INCLUDING PICKING FRESH PRODUCE. FIRST COME FIRST SERVE.
We appreciate all our customers!!
Tell your friends!!
PRIORITY MAIL SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS
Our family has been growing garlic on this farm for over 62 years!!
BEGINNERS AND PROS WELCOME - COASTAL, NORTH, CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN U.S.
Garlic and shallots are specially pampered and nurtured to provide maximum quality growing conditions.
Test plots for garlic research provide new and rare garlic varieties in limited quantities.
All products are organically grown and Certified Naturally Grown. We plant garlic in the fall, harvest mid summer and ship late summer into fall.
Also, we participate in special garlic research projects and document our work with written records and photographs. Some of that information is available on this website.
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