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CarmineCortez Apr 25, 2008 09:45 AM

Anyone know where to get Ontario grown garlic, everything in my local store is China grown.

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    tracey Apr 27, 2008 03:11 PM

    Loblaws was carrying some in the fall, but I don't think they have any now. I saw some at Meat on the Beach this afternoon.

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      kmoore Apr 29, 2008 08:06 PM

      The organic fruit market in Kensington, the name alludes me right now, has organic garlic from Argentina. While it's not quite as far as China, it's still carries a large carbon foot print. I believe that Loblaw at Yonge and Yonge Blvd. had Elephant Garlic that was either from Canada or the US the last time I was there.

    2. foodyDudey Apr 25, 2008 04:05 PM

      At the Big Carrot, you can get garlic that isn't from China. It's from somewhere in South America, I just don't remember where. They also have some really nice Hawaiian ginger there.

      1. torontovore Apr 25, 2008 03:20 PM

        Local Ontario garlic is pretty much a farmers market / farm gate product. You won't often find it for retail sale in supermarkets or greengrocers. Buy it during the summer whenever you find it. At the end of the season buy up as much as you can because it will store well over the winter. Last year I got my final stock from 'The Farm' near Georgetown, a couple of minutes north of the 401 on Trafalgar Rd. and then west on 15th Sideroad to number 12399 It's a neat little vegetable farm tucked into the hills and folds of a river valley.
        There's more info and pics of the garlic and other Georgetown area food destinations here: http://torontovore.blogspot.com/2007/...

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          Alacrity59 Apr 27, 2008 03:32 PM

          Thanks . . . I am a garlic lover . . glad to see this close to home. So there are indeed places to go out of Toronto.

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            mobirose Apr 27, 2008 11:25 PM

            Torontovore - How do you store your garlic over the winter?

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              torontovore Apr 28, 2008 09:14 AM

              I kept it in an unheated garage. No sprouting, no deterioration. Basically a root cellar I guess.

          2. Kagemusha Apr 25, 2008 01:28 PM

            I sometimes find that great light purple garlic from either Mexico or the States--big, heavy heads as good as local.

            1. grandgourmand Apr 25, 2008 12:26 PM

              Not sure this time of year. During the summer months, the farmers markets all sell local garlic.

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