Garlic Festival: Spontaneous, local, shopping

Organic Garlic: Three different kinds
Organic Garlic: Three kinds

Garlic Festival at Garden of Eve Organic Farm and Market in Riverhead, Long Island, New York.
2012: Saturday, Sept 29th and Sunday, Sept 30th

Our photos at Flickr: here.

Yesterday, we were driving on the Eastern End of Long Island, and stumbled upon a Garlic Festival at a local, organic farm. It is good for the earth and for our health to buy things in season, and to be creative with local bounty.

We bought three of the many different varieties of organic garlic available. Pictured are: Polish garlic, German garlic, and Elephant garlic (The Elephant Garlic is the biggest one. It doesn’t even fit in my ceramic garlic keeper!).

And, we could not resist some organic doughnuts. Yum! Yum!

The Garlic Festival is an annual event at Garden of Eve. There is live music, and special treats like garlic ice cream. Booths are set up with crafts and other interesting stuff. Newsday reported that about 2,000 people usually come each day of the festival. And, that about 2,500 garlic bulbs are expected to be sold.

Organic Market: Long Island, NY

Organic Donuts with tea


Thoughts on shopping “Local” and “Organic”: here.

List of most important produce to buy organic at Environmental Working Group: here
(Note: Garlic is not on the list of foods MOST important to buy organic. Though,
since it grows so long underground, I like mine organic!)

Why buy organic? See “All About Organics” article at Gaiam Life: here.

More info and directions for the 2012 Garlic Festival: here.

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