Gully Ridge Farms

35035 Lake Line,

Port Stanley, ON, CA

(Visits by appointment only)

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It's all about the garlic

 
 

Welcome to Gully Ridge Farms.

Nestled off the shores of Lake Erie, near Port Stanley, Ontario, the Gully Ridge homestead is an oasis of beautiful trees and sweeping fields. The family farm is perched atop a series of tall hills overlooking a vast and winding gully, home to an abundance of wildlife. 

Greg Alden and Julie Dowler live on the farm with their two children and their dog Willow, who accompany them on this new and exciting adventure. In an effort to get back to their roots, in 2016 they set off to create an family business cultivating fresh local food for the surrounding communities to enjoy.

Gully Ridge Farms are currently growing two acres of fresh Ontario garlic, with hopes to expand their offerings in the years to come.

 

We hope you will join us on this exciting journey.

 Hardneck garlic (Allium sativum ophioscorodon) tends to have more flavor than their soft-necked cousins. They're characterized by hard woody central stalks and a long flower stalk (scape) that loops and curls, usually twice. They tend to have four to twelve cloves in each bulb. That tough woody stalk in the center of the bulb tells you this is the hardneck variety. 

Hardneck garlic can sometimes be verging on being spicy or hot. Others say they're spicier, more complex, and altogether more "garlicky." Porcelain, Rocambole, and Purple Stripe varieties are all part of the hardneck family.
Hardneck garlic tends to grow best in areas with very cold winters, since they require a longer time of vernalization (i.e., they need a long, cold winter to be dormant so they can flower in the spring).
 
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