It’s time again for garlic scapes, the part of the plant that would become a flower. Rather than letting the flower grow, most garlic farmers snip off the scape to direct the energy of the plant
Spring has returned again to Northern Minnesota! I believe that because of our 4 seasons and our cold winters, Minnesotans tend to appreciate spring in a unique and significant way. This spring at 5 Sisters
Each January, we generally take stock of the new year and our new goals. February is a good time to get practical and remember to check on how well your garlic is aging in your
We’ve gotten a few questions through our website, and I want to answer them here so everyone can see the answers. Question: This garlic is different. I can’t get it through my garlic press or
We are selling our garlic in 1.5 lb packs (5 Sisters Gourmet pack) or 5 lb packs (Family pack) this year. Precisely how many bulbs is that? I’ll give you a Farmer answer: it depends.
I have a clear memory of eating some chicken when I was a young kid. I said “Ewww, Mom, what’s wrong with this chicken? It’s mushy!” My mom explained, “Oh, I bought that at a
Last weekend was a flurry of activity in Bemidji to continue processing our garlic. As you remember, we harvested in July and hung the garlic to cure for several weeks. We process our garlic by
We harvested our garlic July 17-26, and now it is curing in our drying barn. We used the method of cleaning where we strip a leaf from the garlic stem to clean the bulb. Last