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The "good stuff" from Ambrosia Orchard
By: Tammy Neumann (Mar 6, 2016)
I first became acquainted with Mr. Fildes and Ambrosia Orchard garlic some years ago at the Festival Foods Farmer's Market in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Since that time, I have replenished my garlic supply every year with the "good stuff" from Ambrosia Orchard. Mr. Fildes has taken the time to identify the varieties that I purchase, so he is a teacher as well. I have gifted my friends with Ambrosia Orchard garlic, but still perhaps guilty of protecting my own supply through the winter-- I am spoiled by cooking with huge cloves. Every year I look forward to seeing the "Garlic Guy" in the Festival Foods parking lot. :-)
My garlic crop was amazing
By: Dante Renzoni (Sep 17, 2012)
I bought my garlic stock from Ambrosia Orchard last fall and got it planted in my 100% compost bed early enough to see good growth before freeze up.
Virtually every clove grew into a spectacular head of garlic. The results were amazing. Bulbs that filled my palm with cloves the size of my thumb, and I have big hands. I planted about 325 cloves and harvested, I'm guessing here, about 25 pounds of garlic that's dried down. I will be using some of the garlic to triple my planting to about 1000 this year. Then, maybe I will finally have enough to give away to friends and family and for myself. I give my highest possible recommendation to Larry at Ambrosia Orchards for his willingness to share his extensive knowledge and for the quality of his stock.
Martin's Heirloom Delta Giant
By: Susan King (Sep 14, 2012)
I just received both of these garlics from Larry Fildes from Ambrosia Orchard & let me tell you it is the finest garlic I have received in a long time--I highly recommend this farm for high quality stock as I've been growing garlic for about 10 years. Suzy King Willowtree Organic Farm Stephentown,NY
Awesome Products, service and knowledge.
By: Dante Renzoni (Oct 14, 2011)
I recently met the owner of Ambrosia Orchard at our Local Farmers Market. He was selling several different varieties of garlic that all looked large, plump clean and fresh. I've had a latent interest in garlic for several years but have never actually gone over to vanquishing vampires so just a couple dozen bulbs of anything the grocery store had to offer was good enough. Talking with Larry spiked my interest again and now I have 350 cloves of 8 different varieties planted in my garden. From now on I will be safe from the evil blood drinkers, however, the aroma of garlic emanating from me may scare off some others as well.
Larry's garlic looks great. I taste tested (in my own unscientific way) about 20 varieties and chose the ones I wanted to plant. He discussed different varieties and their differences, replied to e-mails with answers that included references to research, to my questions and generally cheered me on. I requested a visit to his farm and had a tour. I saw first hand the care and attention to detail he has. His natural approach is not just for the garlic but for everything he grows. He has big plans for the future and believes that quality and customer service will guarantee a return on investment. Larry handed me a bag of individually packaged garlic by variety and I went home to plant.
I highly recommend any products from Ambrosia Orchard especially the garlic.. They will be high quality, naturally grown and reasonably priced, and you get Larry's expertise to help you if you want it. This is exactly why I shop locally and recommend you do as well.
It's a beautiful day in the [garlic] neighborhood!
By: Amelia Pfeiffer (Sep 12, 2011)
Larry's garlics are truly a work of art, some of the most healthy, large, and downright gorgeous bulbs I've ever seen. Lots of hard-to-find strains, too. As an added plus, Larry is a very friendly person, so easy to work with, and generous too, having included extra bulbs in my order. When there was a potential snag, Larry promptly contacted me rather than simply taking my money and running.
Top-quality garlic + first-rate customer service = one very satisfied customer. I would definitely buy again.