2022 garlic festivals, and local buying options
Here's the tentative 2022 festival lineup!
Bennington, Vermont- September 3rd (Saturday), 2022
It's official for 2022- the event colloquially known as Bennington Garlic Festival, now GarlicTown USA, is on! Bennington's garlic festival will be a one day event this year, as in the past two years. No worries, we know how to fit two days of fun into one. It's Labor Day Weekend every year, which means Saturday, September 3rd,10 AM to 5PM. Add it to your calendars with the link below. The Southwest Vermont Chamber of Commerce works hard to put on an amazing festival and it should be an excellent time.
Add this as an event on your Google Calendar : Gra den Talun Farm at GarlicTown USA, Bennington VT.
Check out the Chamber of Commerce website for lodging options, food, etc, in the region and for the latest festival info. It happens to be my back yard, so to speak (the farm is 15 minutes away), and I'm a bit biased, but the region is gorgeous at this time.
Saugerties, New York- October 1st and 2nd (Saturday and Sunday), 2022
Hudson Valley Garlic Festival, Saugerties, NY. Always the weekend before Columbus Day weekend (October 1st and 2nd, 2022). Check out the Saugerties Chamber of Commerce website here, to check out the area beforehand. This is a huge garlic festival, and well worth the trip. Saugerties is a beautiful Hudson Valley town, walkable dining options and excellent small town feel (because it is, in fact, a small town.) You can usually find me on Grower's Loop at tent B63. Add to your calendars using this link- Gra den Talun Farm at HVGF
Warrensburg, New York- October 7th (Friday), 2022
Warrensburg Garlic Festival, Warrensburg, NY. Usually the Friday of Columbus Day weekend, which is October 7th this year. Keep in mind, this is a short festival from 3pm to 6pm, important to plan in advance!
Places to find my garlic locally-
My farm is ill-suited to visitors (no farm stand, difficult parking, etc), so I have decided not to pursue selling garlic direct at the farm. Instead, I've partnered with other local farms to make my garlic available at their stands. Please support these folks and seek my garlic out there!
The current 2022 locations are Perry's Orchard in White Creek (directions here).and at Moses Farm in Eagle Bridge, NY (directions). I try to make my first deliveries to both of them in early to mid August. In the case of Perry's, it often coincides with the first summer apples available, when they're first opening up for the season anyway. Moses opens by spring and is already hopping by then- so you can start adding garlic to your baskets by August! They also carry my scapes from the hardneck garlic varieties, starting in June.