Welcome to the Garlic and Harvest Fair Marketplace
The small businesses and local vendors that are participating in our event would appreciate your support. If you are planning to plant garlic and require seed or supplies, or are looking for guidance on growing or using garlic, please shop local and consider these vendors.
Our Garlic and Harvest Fair Program Partners
The Blue Flame Kitchen is the presenting sponsor of the Garlic and Harvest Fair. Watch their video about the fantastic culinary feast that you can order for Thanksgiving dinner! ATCO Blue Flame kitchen conducts online classes and can teach you how to cook, no matter your age. Visit the website for more details on their classes.
The vendor’s name in the list below is linked to their website. Scroll down the page to learn more about their business and the services and products that they offer.
Inspiring you to grow nutritious, beautiful, low maintenance fruits and veggies in whatever space you call home.
This is the place to come if you want to learn how to grow in a cold climate. And I mean really cold. Like western Canadian prairies cold.
Welcome to gooseberrygardens.ca.
Light Cellar is a place where you can find & learn how to craft your own food and medicine. The Light Cellar has grown into a community hub, by providing access to a unique and diverse spectrum of the highest quality superfoods and herbs, medicinal mushrooms, ferments, heirloom chocolate, as well as superfood treats and elixirs.
You can also take classes to enjoy empowering educational experiences to your enlighten culinary abilities and expand your perspectives about food and nutrition. Topics range from developing skill sets such as fermentation, elixir crafting, and chocolate making to helping with specific health issues like balancing hormones, improving gut health and immunity.
You can visit the store in Bowness as well as connect with them online at lightcellar.ca and learn how to upgrade your health in fun and easy ways with superfoods through all their free content IG, Facebook and YouTube.
Garlic is an important part of our cuisine because of its intense flavor, taste and health benefits. It definitely complements many types of food.
The taste of homegrown or local garlic is far more flavorful than commercial garlic purchased from Asian markets. Our specialization is hardneck garlic that performs well in our climate zone. When we started our garlic trials in 2015, we had more than 40 different varieties. Later on we selected 2 varieties that do exceptionally well year after year: these varieties have qualities of great vigor, large bulb size, winter hardiness, disease-resistance, and most of all – superior taste.
We hope that you will enjoy our garlic as much as we enjoy growing it.
As we say on the farm, “This is what garlic should taste like”.
You can order Garlic from our website: https://parklandpeonies.com/product-category/garlic/
Garden consult and design
Turning a passion into a business, a few years back I escaped the office and headed to the garden. Love gardening in Calgary (so many challenges with weather/environment) and the wonderful people I met. My specialty is low maintenance gardening (Mulch may be my new middle name). With busy lives garden sometimes need to ‘fit in’ to tight schedules. There is no reason not to have a beautiful garden without being high maintenance.
Additional Sources for Garlic
Forage and Farm
Our farm specializes in growing a variety of hardneck garlic, saving seed from previous years to grow a truly locally acclimatized garlic. Our climate is wonderfully suited to grow a variety of organic and flavourful hardneck garlics. We specialize in growing high quality seed stock garlic as well as gourmet culinary garlic. Our crop is tested annually to ensure we are free of diseases that often inflict garlic fields. Everything is planted, weeded, harvested, and cleaned by hang.
We are known for our Made in Alberta Award Winning Black Garlic, along with a wide spread of
local goodies that are available for ordering through our online store or for pick up on our farm.
We have variety garlic seed packs available that include three medium-sized garlic seed bulbs of three different cultivars: Creme de la Rasa, Yugoslavian, and Red Russian. We also have colossal, x-large and large sized bulbs available as well.
We offer pick up from the farm or delivery at an added fee.
Thank you and happy garlic planting!!!
Visit the website: forageandfarm.com for more information.
Garden Centres Offering Garlic for Sale
When shopping, bring your Calgary Horticultural Society membership card. Before making your purchase, confirm if a discount applies.
Local Native Plant Seeds for Sale
ALCLA Native Plants
ALCLA Native Plants is a local nursery that supplies nearly 200 species of plants and seeds native to Alberta. We wild-collect our seed to develop and preserve plant genetic diversity. We specialize is wildflowers, grasses and shrubs that thrive in our unique climate. Native plants support wildlife including pollinators and birds, are low maintenance and can be integrated into perennial vegetable gardening.
Visit our website for a full catalogue of the species we carry.
We also have a curated selection of seeds available for purchase online.
Become a Calgary Horticultural Society Member
Learn more about the benefits of membership.