About the Garlic Farm
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The Garlic Farm is
a small family farm that sells great tasting, pesticide-free,
freshly harvested vegetables directly to consumers from its barn
in the historic farming valley of West Granby, Connecticut, just
a few miles up route 20 from the town center of Granby.
With the 2018 season, the farm marked its 21st
year in business.
Though the farm takes its name from the crop
that was our original claim to fame, we now devote just as many
acres to tomatoes and peppers as to the German White garlic that
is our specialty.
We grow a full line of the most popular summer
vegetables, raised according to the guidelines of the Northeast
Organic Farming Association. (We take the NOFA pledge.) We
specialize in tomatoes, peppers, and, of course, onions and
garlic and related alliums, including leeks and shallots.
About where and how to
buy our produce
We sell nearly everything we grow directly to
the public from the farm and, during the past several years at
one nearby farmers' market, the First Town Downtown market in
the center of Windsor, CT.
In 2010, the farm started a Community-Supported
Agriculture (CSA) program, which has signups in the spring
and weekly pickups at the farm for shareholders from mid-July to
We also serve a limited number of local
eateries with wholesale deliveries of field-fresh produce during
the summer and early fall.
See the complete list of what we grow and
what's in season on our home page.
About our farmer
Farmer Gary Cirullo grew up in Rocky Hill,
Connecticut, where he first learned about agriculture by
pitching in on neighboring farms. He later studied argonomy at
the University of Connecticut, apprenticed on farms in the
Midwest and managed farms in Connecticut and Massachusetts.
Gary then farmed on the side for some years
before turning his complete attention to raising high-quality
vegetables, herbs, and flowers according to sound and
sustainable farming practices. Now, in a good year, he uses his
building skills only to construct improvements on the farm.
About our veggies
See the pages devoted to our garlic, garlic
scapes, eggplant, and other veggies for details such as storage
advice and serving suggestions: links in the left-hand column of
Our home page,
updated weekly during our market season, tells what
pesticide-free veggies you can expect to find on sale at the
farmstand in our barn in any week, with a list of what we're
growing this season alongside. If you'd like a list of this
year's veggies and when Gary expects them to be in season, try this PDF document, suitable for posting
on the refrigerator.
Check our home page for what's in season and a
list of what we're growing in the current season.
About our garlic
We grow only one kind of garlic, a hardnecked
variety called German White.
During our first years of growing, we
experimented with other varieties, but this one works best for
us and our customers.
For more details about our garlic and how to
use it in he kitchen, see our
garlic page. For Gary's advice for raising garlic in your
garden, see our growing page.
Garlic scape season: two weekends in June
We open up the barn for two
weekends in mid-June for garlic scapes.
The exact dates depend upon the weather and how quickly the
garlic plants develop in the spring.
Sign up for the scape-season
alerts from our newsletter or check our home page or Facebook page for the dates and times each
The summer-fall season: July-October
Open for the season beginning the
Saturday after Independence Day.
Then open 10 am to 6 pm every day till October's wind-down.
check the home page of our web site to
see what's available this week or sign up for the e-mail
newsletter (click the blue button to the left) to receive
regular notices about what's available during the season.
We hope to see you at the farm during the
season. Thank you for supporting the Garlic Farm.
Updated May 21, 2019