Upper Midwest Garlic Growers

Welcome commercial growers and home gardeners who want to interact with the garlic growing community.

This group is an association of garlic growers in the Upper Midwest who have joined together to learn from each other through networking and events, and to promote garlic growing and sales in our region.

If you would like to join this group, or for more information, please contact:
 Jerry Ford, garlicgrowers@sfa-mn.org, 763-244-6659

Join the Upper Midwest Garlic Growers Facebook group.

Upper Midwest Garlic Growers

Garlic Field Day in New Prague

June 30, 2024     1:30PM—3:30PM

The Garlic Farmers
25801 Freeborn Avenue New Prague, MN 56071

Chad and Christi Ryburn started The Garlic Farmers from a shared love of cooking, health benefits, a dedication to sustainable agriculture, and a common interest in garlic. They each have unique experiences and skills that contribute to the formation of their garlic enterprise. Chad loves digging in the soil after a day of work and in the evenings and is a farmer at heart. He has been in elementary education for 32 years and someday hopes to run their greenhouse and garlic farm full time. Christi has a Masters in Business Communication and a strong background in business and marketing. Her experience in branding and distribution became essential in the early stages of The Garlic Farmers. They also have six children who all help in the planting, weeding, harvesting and drying of the garlic.

Currently up to 15,000 bulbs for this season, including 13 varieties, they plan to expand to a full acre. We’ll see the garlic in the field shortly before harvest, as well as their handling and processing facilities, where they also make garlic powder and garlic spices.

Advance Registration Required.  No walkups, please.

SFA Members $10.00
Non-members $20.00

SFA Members must login to receive member pricing.

Register HERE.

Questions?  Please contact Jerry Ford, jerry@sfa-mn.org

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Growing Garlic in Minnesota

The new Extension publication, "Growing Garlic in Minnesota," is now available. It is a thorough compilation of information from the University and the Minnesota Premium Garlic Project.

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MN Premium Garlic Project

The Minnesota Premium Garlic Project

The Minnesota Premium Garlic Project enhances profitability for existing and new farmers by improving premium garlic production in Minnesota through the advancement of best production and marketing practices, and by expanding markets and supply chains and conducting research on improved cultivation methods.

Learn More About Garlic

Growing Great Garlic in Minnesota Webinar

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