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Friday, September 18, 2015

Local Flavour at Garlic Festival

Toronto | by Jill Young  

Desboro farmers among several local producers at Toronto Garlic Festival.

Acadian Shamrock Farm n Desboro will be at the Toronto Garlic Festival this weekend. (photo from Garlic Festival website) 

A Grey County farm that grows garlic is headed to Toronto this weekend for the annual Garlic Festival.

Tony McNamara and Genette Bourque operate the Acadian Shamrock Farm in Desboro -- and they will be taking their products to Saturday's festival.

They started growing German Mennonite garlic 15 years ago, and five years ago expanded into the canning business.

Bourque tells Bayshore Broadcasting News, her husband grows the garlic and she processes it into pickled garlic scapes, garlic jellies, garlic scape mustard, pickles, and relish.

She says her pickled garlic scapes won third place at the Royal Winter Fair.

They usually set up shop at the Owen Sound and Keady Farmers Markets, but will be in Toronto for the Garlic Festival this weekend.

The festival itself offers everything garlic, with cooking demos, presentations and visitors can come and learn about all the different garlic varieties.

The Toronto Garlic festival is being held at the Artscape Wychwood Barns from 9 AM to 5 PM on Sunday.





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