Grey Duck Garlic
We are out of garlic for the 2013 season (don't worry, we are still shipping out garlic for those who ordered later). Thank you to all our customers!
We sell gourmet garlic bulbs, superior seed garlic and garlic cloves for planting or eating.
At Grey Duck Garlic growing and cooking gourmet organic garlic is our passion. Our seed garlic 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 seed varieties that have been extensively tested and tasted by our family so we can offer you great tasting healthy garlic.
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. Our garlic has been tested and is certified free of garlic bloat nematode (Ditylenchus dispsaci). To ensure that you are happy with your purchase we offer our No Quack Guarantee: if you are not satisfied we will cheerfully refund your money or replace your garlic.
Above right: Susan holds a handful of freshly harvested Siberian hardneck garlic.
We hand grow organic seed garlic using sustainable farming practices:
Grey Duck Garlic is 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.
Left: Rows of garlic grow on our organic farm. People often stop to ask what crop is growing out in the field.
We use sustainable growing practices. Since we live in a dry climate with limited water reserves, we grow dryland organic seed garlic (we do not irrigate our garlic). We believe that the best tasting garlic comes from thoughtful and respectful production.
We want you to have fun growing gorgeous garlic:
Buying garlic: Garlic descriptions, photos and prices will help you decide what types of garlic are best for you! We sell gourmet garlic bulbs, sized clove packs, Farmer's Market planting packs and cooking bulb specials for your planting and eating convenience. We offer a mail in order form for those who like to order and buy garlic the old fashioned way. Grey Duck Garlic also answers common garlic questions. Feel free to contact us if you have any other questions. All garlic is guaranteed to make you happy under our No Quack Guarantee.
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, why buying seed garlic can be a good move and garlic variety handouts to distribute to customers.
Growing garlic: These pages offers information for the home gardener and for commercial growers. For new garlic growers and gardeners we offer our First Time Garlic Grower's Guide. We have tips for growing the biggest garlic bulbs and the smallest garlic bulbs, a page just for Southern growers, and handy tips for garlic storage. See our FAQ page for answers to common garlic growing questions.
Right: Want huge bulbs? See our Grow Big Garlic page for how to grow giant garlic bulbs like the ones at right!
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. See out tips for what garlic varieties compliment different ethnic dishes. We 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.
Garlic marketing: Check out our marketing tips and learn about green garlic. If you are thinking about growing garlic for sale see our tips on navigating the local farmer's market. We also give some tips for women growers.
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 kills food poisoning bacteria, eating more garlic and onions prevents hip osteoarthritis, garlic help absorbs iron from foods, garlic inhibits TB and that chowing down on garlic lowers blood pressure!
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. Find out how to save the honeybees, keep bumblebees from getting lost, and weed like a pro! Teach your cow to eat weeds, learn about ways to attract wildlife to your yard and find out why we don't use chemicals when we grow garlic.
Garlic follies: Read about our year in garlic, follow our garlic on a photo shoot, learn about the art of Grey Duck Garlic, see if you have what it takes to be a garlic dog or read our tales of Women vs. Weeds.
Garlic information: Attend a fun garlic festival, read about the history of garlic, find out the difference between a hardneck and a softneck garlic, or study the ten garlic families.
Garlic Varieties: Read about garlic varieties in general and get up close with a personal expose of some of our favorites garlic celebrities: Georgian Crystal, Siberian, Romanian Red, Parvin, German Red, Red Rezan, Thermadrone, Tzan, Asian Tempest, Chesnok Red and Bogatyr.
Confused by all the garlicky goodness? We have a sitemap for you to read at your leisure.
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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. I appreciate the comments several readers have made (as well as the alerts to mistakes). Any mistakes made are all mine!
All content on this website is original and written by Susan Fluegel, Edna Hastain or Jane Fluegel. We do not copy material from other sources. Photos are taken by Susan Fluegel, Patty Fluegel, Jane Fluegel or Edna Hastain. Pictures, art and cartoons are by Susan Fluegel or Jane Fluegel. If you wish to use material from Grey Duck Garlic please contact us by e-mail.
Contact Jane or Susan at greyduck @ greyduckgarlic.com
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