All three of our farms are located hundreds of miles from any source of major industry or pollution. Our soil has always been used in accordance with organic practices, though we do not believe in paying those who “own” this word. Our water comes from artesian wells held deep within protected mountain ranges.
We use only organic sources of fertilizer from animals fed only on natural pasture or forage, or plant based materials (seaweed and kelp). The air is pure and clear. Both of our farms are almost entirely worked by hand, far from any paved roads, are set in beautiful rural areas with great soil. Our Baja farm has seasonal flooding which brings annually new deposits of mineral rich soil. All of this translates into super food/seed/medicinal garlic!
I am dedicated to teaching all of my customers the how to’s of garlic in all its facets. I can be reached for discussions on growing, cooking, or administering garlic anytime. I have also been very inspired to teach the next generation of young farmers how to be good stewards of the land. For 13 years now, we have annually taken on at least 2 interns per year through the WWOOF
This is an opportunity for us to teach young adults about all aspects of organic, sustainable farm life, give them room, board, and entertainment while they provide us with labor. I take their education very seriously and many leave satisfied and with a sense of accomplishment.
We want also to inspire the next generation that they can make a great life by becoming a small farmer, the most nobel profession on earth. That you can enrich the world around you, live sustainably, while still making a very good living.
We aim to provide our customers with THE best possible experience they can have with purchasing garlic. From answering questions, to quick response time, to special care and instructions when shipping. If our customers are not happy, we are not happy. It is ten times harder to get a new customer than to keep an old one and we vow to try to keep you all happy with excellent service!!
Our responsibility as a business is to not only provide our customers with the best possible product, it is to also be accountable to society for all of our actions. This is why we strive to leave as small an environmental footprint as possible while treating those we depend on with the utmost respect.
Our spring garlic is grown in a tiny rural mountain village which has thrived since the first year we began working with them. The farm employs many of the villagers. Annually, I bring gifts of modern comforts to the village and give out bonuses to all the workers whom help with this gorgeous product. We help produce, harvest, clean, and braid the garlic, asking nothing for our labor, then my friends and I purchase the entire crop at a very reasonable fair-trade price that enriches the lives of all the villagers. It is a business which feels great to be a part of because from farmer to consumer, everyone involved is like a link in the chain. Each link is invaluable and equally important.