Garlic & Harvest Festival 10/10-11/15 (Bethlehem, CT)


#1

Hoping to get there this weekend. Never been before, but definitely sounds fun and interesting! Too bad it’s too early to get Christmas cards stamped. :wink:
http://www.garlicfestct.com/


#2

Looks fun but $8 to get in seems a little steep for a garlic festival, I could see if it was a county fair but not a garlic fest


#3

Yeah, you know, you raise a good point. Still, we’ll see what the weekend brings.


#4

Shoot, been wanting to get to this for ages…did you go, what did you think? Was it worth the $8?


#5

I didn’t get there, sadly. Maybe next year someone will want to go with me.


#6

I will go with you!


#7

Deal! :smile:


#8

I just saw this thread…if it is anything like the garlic festival in NY http://hvgf.org/, you didn’t miss much. Very commercial, not a lot garlic, cheap crafts, not great food…


#9

I am surprised anybody grows garlic in either NY or CT. I would have thought it needed a much warmer climate.


#10

Nope! Someone just a few miles from me grows it and it’s excellent–and hers came the long way from Siciliy via NY. :slight_smile:

ETA: And one of my cousins grows it out in the wilderness of British Columbia, too!


#11

Is it grown in the ground as an overwintering annual that regenerates, or do they need pull it up or replant each year?

I do remember coming across “wild garlic” in the northeast, but it was not delicious (and the bulbs were tiny, as I recall).

Part of the reason it surprises me is that one doesn’t encounter garlic in many traditional dishes in Europe away from milder-weather Mediterranean countries. One typically thinks of shallots, onions, leeks, chives in the snowy north, but not garlic – although I admit I don’t know anything about Polish cooking or many regional dishes of Germany. And many very cold climates in Asia are garlic-crazy.


#12

I’ll have to ask, but it may be a while.


#13

I have purchased garlic repeatedly at farmers markets in Columbia and Dutchess Counties. The garlic always seems to be bland and pasty … much more like elephant garlic in taste, but it’s not elephant garlic…I find it slightly nauseating


#14

I am in CT and I planted garlic about 3 weeks ago and mulched with hay

Never grew it before but “they” say it is just like a spring bulb that you plant in the fall

It doesn’t regrow, you harvest the bulbs and then plant again

You can plant in the early spring too

a lot of people also like the scapes

I planted Musik garlic from Baker Creek