Ontario Garlic: The Story from Farm to Festival

Ontario Garlic: The Story from Farm to Festival

by Peter McClusky

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626199200
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 06/29/2015
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author


After working for several years in New York in marketing-related ventures, Peter McClusky moved back to his hometown, Toronto. His work and volunteerism in small-scale agriculture includes interning on an organic farm; fundraising for, starting and managing farmers' markets (Aberfoyle, Regent Park); developing a corporate-sponsored farmers' market buck; and starting the Toronto Garlic Festival. Every year, he grows several thousand garlic plants, including many different strains. Peter holds a degree in philosophy from the University of Toronto. His blog is at www. peteronthefarm.blogspot.com.

Table of Contents

Preface. The Accidental Farmer 7

Acknowledgements 15

Introduction. Garlic Comes Knocking 19

1 Garlic Is in a Class of Its Own 23

2 The First Taste 30

3 The New World 35

4 Garlic: Oui or No? 40

5 Garlic Rising 49

6 Home Invasion 57

7 Team Garlic 64

8 The Chemistry of Garlic 70

9 Lore versus Science 72

10 How to Grow Garlic 89

11 In the Kitchen with Garlic 89

12 Good Garlic Grows in Ontario 97

Recipes 103

Appendix: Useful Infromation 141

Notes 143

Bibliography 149

Index 155

About the Author 159

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