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Old 08-06-2018, 07:02 PM   #1
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Woo Hoo! The garlic man came today!!

I got my batch from a local guy who comes in to the deli..he said it wasn't the greatest year..they look pretty good..some are small..should last until the New Year... I'll hit the local markets and try a few other kinds..winter can be bleak, with poor selection, so I stock up when I can..

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Old 08-06-2018, 07:52 PM   #2
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Very cool, good on ya. Yeah, the midwest, my friends that grow garlic and myself saw the same thing, it was less than stellar, still okay. It's the weather, that really matters.



Last year the south had a hard time with garlic, so northern garlic was selling. We'll see how the sales go this year.
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Old 08-06-2018, 09:47 PM   #3
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Too bad JustCooking doesn't live on the Monterey Peninsula any more. He could have shipped you some Gilroy Garlic. OMG, that stuff is good. The soil and climate seem to be just right.

They even have an annual garlic festival...



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Old 08-06-2018, 09:55 PM   #4
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I had an average garlic year. I was expecting better , but ive definitely had worse years. I got my garlic from a local garlic farmer. His farm got nailed with a lot of flood and heavy storms early in the season, so I know he had a bad year as well.
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Old 08-06-2018, 11:22 PM   #5
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Garlic? Did I hear someone mention garlic? I go shopping once a month. I always buy at least three to five good size bulbs each month. I love good strong garlic. Unfortunately, even five bulbs don't make it to the next shopping spree. Looks like I am going to have to increase my buying power.
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Old 08-07-2018, 04:43 AM   #6
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Too bad JustCooking doesn't live on the Monterey Peninsula any more. He could have shipped you some Gilroy Garlic. OMG, that stuff is good. The soil and climate seem to be just right.

They even have an annual garlic festival...



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Oh there's no garlic like Gilroy Garlic! I'd love to get up there for the Garlic Festival sometime, but driving through Gilroy with the windows down is a culinary experience in itself.
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Old 08-07-2018, 05:15 AM   #7
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Oh there's no garlic like Gilroy Garlic! I'd love to get up there for the Garlic Festival sometime, but driving through Gilroy with the windows down is a culinary experience in itself.
Over the years I have often heard stories of the aroma of that wonderful bulb spreading to other parts of their neighbors during the festival.
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Old 08-07-2018, 07:04 AM   #8
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Too bad JustCooking doesn't live on the Monterey Peninsula any more. He could have shipped you some Gilroy Garlic. OMG, that stuff is good. The soil and climate seem to be just right.

They even have an annual garlic festival...



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The festival, as is the garlic, is pretty amazing..



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Old 08-07-2018, 12:11 PM   #9
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Our neighbors on Cape Cod have a "garden table" where they sell stuff they grow. I tried their garlic last weekend. SUPEB!!!! Next day I bought 20 bulbs !
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Old 08-07-2018, 02:03 PM   #10
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Our neighbors on Cape Cod have a "garden table" where they sell stuff they grow. I tried their garlic last weekend. SUPEB!!!! Next day I bought 20 bulbs !
How far up the cape is it ?
My daughter is spending the summer there, if close to her, she might be able to pick me up a bunch.
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