Just a short post, i’m sure joel will embellish on. This summer we discovered “Ontario Garlic”, in an effort to buy more produce closer to home, we were in St.Jacobs Ontario at a farmers market. We got talking to one of the farmers about his Ontario garlic, he was really passionate about it and had some very strong opinions on the stuff imported by grocery stores from china. He told us that he couldn’t sell his garlic as cheaply as they could, it was impossible to even produce for that much let alone package and ship it across the globe. Next time you buy garlic from the grocery store in the little mesh bag, notice how white it is, and how uniform in shape and how they stack perfectly together. They look manufactured, and i’ve notice they taste manufactured as well, or they don’t taste at all. Ontario garlic is big and bulbous and uneven and has a purplish color to the outter skin. When you bust it open to get a clove they’re HUGE, gigantic and they smell awesome. Joel has managed to find a ‘garlic guy’ at the St.Lawrence North market who says he has enough ontario garlic to sell at the market through to spring. Another reason to ‘shop local’, and talk to the people you’re buying from, you’d be really surprised at how passionate someone can be about garlic.