November 17, 2013
The first step of planting garlic is breaking the bulbs and sorting your large seed garlic from your small food garlic. Every night when we got home from work Ross and I would turn on the TV and break apart the bulbs of our nine varieties. We ended up getting two varieties of soft neck garlic (the kind you can make garlic braids out of) and then seven varieties of hardneck garlic (known for being more flavorful but with the hard neck that cannot be braided). Sorting garlic is a messy job and so our living room was a garlic disaster zone for the week. But it sure did smell yummy!After all the garlic was broken into cloves and then sorted we weighed all the garlic so that we can see how much yield we get at the end of the season and compare it to how much we started with.
October 08, 2021
September 21, 2021
By now, you probably know that we grow the majority of our syrup ingredients on our 10-acre family farm, in Buckley, WA - and whatever we can’t grow is sourced from other ethical growers. But what does that mean? Sourcing is our most challenging and rewarding aspect of our business, and it’s complex.