Grá den Talún Farm News

Lúnasa

Lúnasa
Lúnasa is one of the eight holidays that formed the “spokes” on the wheel of the year, four of them being the summer and winter solstices (longest and shortest days of the year) and spring and autumn equinoxes (length of daylight being the same as length of night), and four holidays that land just about between these. Lúnasa is roughly six weeks after we experience summer solstice, where long days propel heavy crop growth, and six weeks before we hit the autumn equinox, where the length of day will be so short that many overwintering plants (and animals) will be getting daylength triggers to put on weight and prepare to survive the darkness and cold.

Heirloom corn

Heirloom corn
Being in and amongst small scale, organic, or otherwise not-conventional farmers, I hear corn (maize) get a bad rap all the time. The American indu...

Cabin Fever March Presale

Cabin Fever March Presale
Spring pre-sale for the month of March - email subscribers, use the sale code I sent in the email for maximum savings- others, use " GDTpresale " as a code during checkout for 5% off your order.

A walk in the woods

A walk in the woods
  Walks in the woods are a chance to reflect in my downtime. I rarely have the time or energy in large parts of spring, summer, or fall. I feel lik...

Brehon Law, Kunstler, and land use

Brehon Law, Kunstler, and land use
Brehon Law, James Howard Kunstler, and land use

Sold out for the season!

Hi folks! We are officially sold out for 2018, thanks for a great season! I'm busy as heck getting the 2019 crop in the ground as we speak- lots of...

Hypothesis for the role of natural selection of hardneck and softneck garlic types

Hypothesis for the role of natural selection of hardneck and softneck garlic types
The season is progressing, and I wanted to share some speculative insights that I had this season. I’ve been reflecting on how and why softnecks (A...

Hudson Valley Garlic Festival!

Hudson Valley Garlic Festival!
I'm excited to announce that I'll be at Hudson Valley Garlic Festival this year! I was there last year as a customer and loved it- there's an amazi...

How to harvest hardneck garlic scapes

How to harvest hardneck garlic scapes
A 5 minute video showing the how's, what's, and why's of harvesting hardneck garlic scapes. For those who enjoying know why to do something a particular way and not just being barked at to do so.

Ginger, turmeric, and garlic calculators

Gra den Talun Farm- ginger and turmeric planted, further improvements to the website made for garlic!

It's official! Grá den Talún Farm joined Certified Naturally Grown

Great news everybody, I'm bona fide now! While I've always farmed with organic practices, the time had come to get a 3rd party certification since ...

2018 Festivals

2018 Festivals

Gra den Talun Farm festival schedule-

September 1st and 2nd, Bennington, VT - https://www.bennington.com/garlicfest/

October 5th, Warrensburg, NY - http://warrensburgny.us/blog/calendar-of-events/

October 6th and 7th, Bethlehem, Connecticut - http://www.garlicfestct.com/