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Garlic Production at Grade A Garden – Weed Management & Varieties
Wednesday, June 3 | 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.
- Weed management
- Crop condition
Other Events in the Series:
- June 23: Scape harvest, bundling, marketing and sales, checking the crop condition
- 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 (#1 of Series)
Platform: Facebook Live
By registering, you’ll receive email reminders leading up to the event with instructions on how to join, and a link to participate, if applicable.
The Facebook post preview below will broadcast this field day at start time. If you have a Facebook account you can watch below, but you will be unable to comment with questions. Tune into the virtual field day on Facebook to comment.
This field day was made possible in part by the support of Ceres Trust.
2020 Field Day Sponsors