Hey folks! I am late in putting up my inventory, it's a "growth" year with growing pains, as I juggle regional festivals and learning the ropes of online sales. That being said I hope to answer some probable questions you may have-
1. Do you sell premium bulbs, kitchen grade, larges, etc? I do not do a sorting by size. I do a quality sort, roguing for any signs of fusarium, nematode, and other enemies of garlic. As such, all my product is viable as planting stock or kitchen usage. I do NOT clip the roots close.
As a rule of thumb the 1 pound bags contain a full mix of sizes for that year's crop for that variety. Sometimes I throw in a few free loose cloves of that variety as well- don't want to waste!
If you order a 1/4 lb of a given variety, by necessity I will have to find the appropriate bulbs to equal, or slightly surpass a quarter pound. This may mean one large and one small, etc.
I do not currently plan on offering to sort out biggest bulbs by request, it would be unfair to those who don't request. My farm's size does not allow for much of that- I usually only have a crate or two of each variety.
2. How much is shipping? Why aren't there any options? To simplify shipping I've decided to not offer anything "expedited" unless by absolute necessity and special request. My farm schedule means that sometimes I would not be able to honor an expedited order anyway (dropping what I'm doing, shooting off to the post office, etc.). I've decided to do a sliding scale depending on order size in pounds, and it's up to me to keep my box and handling costs down. It will come by USPS or UPS most likely.
3. If you have further questions don't hesitate to ask. I'm new to this online stuff and if there's something I'm missing, let me know!