The Local Food Report
7:00 am
Thu December 26, 2013

Truro Farmer Collects Rare Garlic Varieties

Credit Elspeth Hay
Rare Garlic, The Local Food Report, by Elspeth Hay

There are said to be roughly 600 cultivated varieties of garlic worldwide. This week on the Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay talks with a Truro farmer who's sought out and planted some of the most unusual varieties of garlic on his quarter acre farm. This fall Peter Burgess put 6,000 cloves in the ground. As winter wears on, his excitement grows, and he muses on the satisfaction of knowing he has something growing to carry him through from fall until spring.

You can read more about the garlic varieties Peter Burgess is growing and find his suggestion for a great book about garlic on Elspeth's blog, Diary of a Locavore.