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Garlic Production at Grade A Garden: Harvest, Bunching, Hanging & Curing
Friday, July 10 | 12:30 – 1:05 p.m.
Join Jordan and Whitney in the field to see how they manage various aspects of garlic production during the 2020 season. During this three-part series, they will show how they manage weeds; harvest and bundle scapes; and harvest, clean and cure garlic.
The Farm: Jordan Clasen started Grade A Gardens in 2009 in Johnston, Iowa. Whitney joined the farm in 2016 after working on farms all around the world. Today, Grade A Gardens includes 8 acres of certified organic fruits and vegetables; 300 egg-laying chickens; and bees. Gourmet garlic remains a farm specialty – 2 acres of the farm are devoted to the crop. Jordan and Whitney market through a CSA, the Downtown Farmers’ Market in Des Moines and via Des Moines restaurants and specialty grocers.
- Garlic harvest
- Cleaning and bunching
- Hanging and curing
Other Events in the Series:
- June 3: Weed management, crop condition, garlic varieties
- June 23: Scape harvest, bundling, marketing and sales, checking the crop condition
Note: You may attend all events in the series, or pick the ones you’re most interested in.
Format: Virtual Field Day – (#3 of 3 in Series)
Platform: Facebook Live
This field day was made possible in part by the support of Ceres Trust.
2020 Field Day Sponsors