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Garlic Production at Grade A Garden – Scape Harvest, Bundling & Marketing
Thursday, June 25 | 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. Each virtual field day will be 25 minutes long, featuring demo and some time for Q&A.
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
- Scape harvest
- Scape bundling
- Scape marketing and sales
- Crop condition
Other Events in the Series:
- June 3: Weed management, crop condition, garlic varieties
- July 10: Garlic harvest, cleaning and bunching, hanging and curing
Note: You may attend all events in the series, or pick the ones you’re most interested in.
Format: Virtual Field Day – (#2 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