Our Farm News Blog

Aug 23, 2023

Prepare to Plant: Timing, Tips, and Terrific Garlic Adventures

As we embrace the upcoming garlic planting season, the Mad River Garlic Growers team is here to equip you with the knowledge and enthusiasm you need to cultivate a spectacular garlic harvest. Read More
Jul 31, 2023

Discover Our Exciting Variety Packs for Garlic Lovers!

Embrace the joy of growing and savoring the flavors of garlic with our thoughtfully curated Variety Packs! Read More
Jul 20, 2023

How to Make the Most of Your Freshly Harvested Garlic: From Storage to Health Benefits

Congratulations on successfully harvesting your garlic! Now that you have an abundant supply of this aromatic and flavorful bulb, it's time to explore various ways to use and preserve it to enjoy its deliciousness throughout the year. Read More
Jun 29, 2023

Garden to Pantry: A Complete Guide to Harvesting, Curing, and Storing Garlic

Garlic is not only a versatile ingredient in the kitchen but also a rewarding plant to grow in your garden. With its distinct flavor and numerous health benefits, garlic has become a staple in many cuisines worldwide. Read More
Jun 05, 2023

A Guide to Garlic Bulb Maturation: Signs to Watch for and How to Harvest

Garlic, with its pungent aroma and distinctive flavor, is a beloved ingredient in many culinary traditions around the world. Growing your own garlic can be a rewarding experience, but knowing when to harvest it is crucial for achieving the best results. Read More
Jun 05, 2023

Exploring the Versatility of Garlic Scapes: A Guide to Harvesting and Caring for Your Garlic Crop

Garlic is a beloved ingredient in many culinary traditions, known for its pungent flavor and numerous health benefits. While most people are familiar with using garlic bulbs in their cooking Read More
May 15, 2023

Garlic Scapes – A Culinary Delight

These elegant and vibrant green shoots are the flowering stalks of garlic plants, bursting with unique flavors and providing an exciting addition to various garlic scape dishes. Read More
Sep 01, 2022

Asiatic Garlic

There is wide variety between Asiatic strains. Asia is an enormous mainland with fundamentally different environments, people groups, as well as garlics. By and large, these are garlics that moved... Read More
Sep 01, 2022

Porcelain Garlic

Porcelain garlic is a kind of huge, alluring hardneck garlic. The stout cloves, normally four to seven to a bulb, are not difficult to strip, heavenly to eat, and store... Read More
Sep 01, 2022

Purple Stripe Garlic

Purple Stripe garlic is an appealing kind of hardneck garlic with distinctive, purple stripes or blotches on the coverings and skins. Contingent upon the temperature, the shade of purple might... Read More
Sep 01, 2022

Rocambole Garlic

Rocambole garlics will generally have more slender bulb coverings than other hardnecks and heaps of purple striping and splotches. They are not so white as other hardnecks and have an... Read More
Aug 31, 2022

Turban Garlic

The Turban Group of garlics has quick become one of the most famous business and local gatherings in view of the scope of climatic resiliences and their sweet, complex flavors.... Read More
Aug 31, 2022

Artichoke Garlic

Arichoke garlic is named for how the cloves are organized inside the bulb, which seems to be the layered design of an artichoke. They need to cloves of different sizes.... Read More
Aug 31, 2022

Creole Garlic

Creole garlic assortments begin in Euzkadi (the Basque Country) and encompassing Spanish and French locales on the two sides of the Pyrenees Mountains. They store for as long as a... Read More
Aug 31, 2022

Silverskin Garlic

Silverskin garlic are layered like Artichokes and are likewise versatile to a scope of developing circumstances however may bolt when focused by chilly climate. They have 14-24 ruddy cloves on... Read More
Apr 05, 2021

About Us At Mad River Garlic Growers

I have lived in Southwest Ohio my entire life. I grew up in what today is suburbia but back then the farmer lived across the street and others close by. It was common to have large gardens that your family lived off of and country style lives. We always had a large garden and there was always garden work but that was just the way of life. Those are happy memories. I would often sit and snap beans as a little girl or help pull weeds. Our chores became more involved as we grew up. We ate well and we ate healthy. Read More
Apr 05, 2021

Weeding for a Living

Today is a big day for us here at the farm. Ok, No it's not. We had planned to weed all day but it started raining last evening here in Yellow Springs so I'm finishing updating our website and listing some of our variety packages. Boring. I know, right? We actually needed the rain but we also needed to be weeding. Ah, such is farming. Unpredictable, Out of control, but a place that I hold true passion. We strive to do everything possible to provide the garlic with everything to make it strong and beautiful and a product our customers will be glad they purchased and planted. Read More
Apr 05, 2021

We Are Almost There

Harvest time is soon approaching and we are busy with chores for preparation for this event. It has been unusually hot this past week, well into the 90 degree mark, and we try to work early and late in the day and avoid the sun beating down on us. It seems like we've been cutting scapes for months but in actuality it has only been 2 weeks and I believe we've finally finished for the 2016 season. We were able to share our scapes with several local restaurants and I love seeing their menus and what creations they come up with. Read More