The history of the farm
The heart of Grá den Talún Farm started in 2011 when I planted my first small crop of heirloom garlic in my garden. My sister had come back from this thing called a "garlic festival" - Bennington Garlic Festival, in fact, and she introduced me to the world of heirloom garlic. I was hooked. Before that, I had no idea such diversity existed within garlic. I started with my original five- whose descendants are still with me. German White, French Pink, Continental, Turkish Red, and Carpathian. I continued for a couple years expanding my garden to ridiculous sizes, and it was like Pokemon- gotta catch 'em all. I spent a couple years selling seed stock to other farmers, and then finally started selling at regional festivals. I have over 80 varieties this year, and I'm on track to break 100 by the Fall 2018 planting season. I encourage you to look at some other great websites that can teach a thing or two about the different families of garlic, these are the ones I originally found as I made my journey of discovery. For a summary of the major families within garlic, I recommend this-
Also, this site is the most comprehensive listing of heirloom garlic I've found.