Grey Duck Garlic
Sorry we are sold out of garlic for 2012.
All of our garlic (bulbs and cloves) is suitable for planting or eating!
At Grey Duck Garlic growing and cooking gourmet organic garlic is our passion. All our varieties are great tasting and easy to grow for the home gardener, commercial grower, and chef. Gourmet garlic has a much wider range of flavor than supermarket garlic.
We only grow varieties that have been extensively tested and tasted by our family so we can offer you great tasting healthy garlic.
Left: Rows of garlic grow on our organic farm. People often stop to ask what crop is growing out in the field.
We only sell garlic that has been handgrown by our family on our organic farm. Grey Duck Garlic doesn't sell garlic from anyone else. We want to be able to personally vouch for the quality of our seed garlic.
We are a family farm that lovingly grows certified organic garlic (WSDA Organic Certification #1883). Growing organically is better for us, the land, and the flavor of our garlic. Our organic garlic is carefully planted, cultivated, harvested, cleaned and inspected by hand.
Grey Duck Garlic uses sustainable growing practices. Since we live in a dry climate with limited water reserves, we grow dryland organic garlic (we do not irrigate our garlic). We believe that the best tasting garlic comes from thoughtful and respectful production.
Below right: A handful of colorful Siberian garlic.
Buying garlic: Garlic descriptions, photos and prices will help you decide what types of garlic are best for you! We sell bulbs, sized clove packs, and cooking bulb specials for your planting and eating convenience. We offer a mail in order form for those who like to order the old fashioned way. Grey Duck Garlic also answers common garlic questions. Feel free to contact us if you have any other questions.
Farmer's Market and CSA Garlic: Grey Duck Garlic can provide a reliable and safe source of organic seed stock for larger growers. We offer free shipping for orders over 25 pounds. Gourmet garlic is a popular item with farmer markets and quality restaurants. We have information on selecting garlic varieties and seed clove quantities, why buying cloves can help your bottom line and garlic variety handouts to distribute to customers.
Growing garlic: These pages offers information for the home gardener and for commercial growers. We have tips for growing the biggest garlic bulbs, a page just for Southern growers, and handy tips for garlic storage.
Garlic Cookbook: Discover the range of flavors our garlic can offer! Our cooking pages offer flavor sketches and gourmet recipes to suit each garlic variety. We always offer Cook’s Specials that are designed to enhance your culinary experiments. Check out our garlic cooking tips and find out why our garlic tastes so good.
Health facts: Garlic is good for more than repelling vampires! We have garlic references and facts about garlic and good health, how garlic can change your genes, and garlic's use in medicine. Susan even has a page on 2011 garlic research showing that garlic helps kill food poisoning bacteria and that eating garlic lowers cholesterol and blood sugar!
Sustainable practices: At Grey Duck Garlic we give a duck about the environment! Learn about how we take care to live and grow in ways that improve the land. Plus: some great weeding tips! Teach your cow to eat weeds, read about our garlic dog, or find out why we don't use chemicals and about current research suggesting insecticides cause honeybees to die.
This website is created and designed by Susan Fluegel. My goal is to develop a useful resource for garlic growers and cooks that is also entertaining. It is a work in progress and I am continually trying to improve it (in fact I am continually in the middle of changes so I apologize if your favorite page is still unfinished). If you have any ideas, questions or comments about our website please contact me at: greyduck @ greyduckgarlic.com