Ontario Garlic Festivals 2013

By on July 17, 2013
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TORONTO, Ont. – Garlic lovers, foodies, gardeners, and chefs will have a chance to taste the superior quality of locally grown garlic at nine garlic festivals across Ontario this summer.

These fun-filled family events will feature great entertainment, culinary delights featuring garlic, specialty garlic vendors, demonstrations, and much more.

"Festival-goers will be able to taste for themselves and see why Ontario grown garlic is the best in the world." said Mark Wales, President of the Garlic Growers Association of Ontario. "We're excited that more people are discovering Ontario garlic."

Unlike imported garlic, some Ontario garlic varieties are found to have a higher Brix content than grapes, indicating a higher sugar and mineral content. The higher the brix content, the better the food tastes, which is why when Ontario garlic is being cooked, it caramelizes quickly and releases a unique flavour profile sought by prominent chefs from around the world.

"Ontario garlic, like most fresh, local ingredients, not only tastes superior to imported garlic, but supports local economies." said Jamie Kennedy, chef and owner of Gilead Café and Jamie Kennedy Kitchens. "Find it at your local farmers markets, and demand it from your local grocers!"

According to a study done by the University of Guelph, garlic produced in Ontario soil is shown to have some of the highest nutraceutical properties in the world. Nutraceutical is a new term describing certain foods that provide medical benefits in additional to its basic nutritional value.

Mild-flavoured garlic scapes are found in some produce stores and farmers' markets starting in June, while fresh Ontario garlic bulbs are available by mid-summer.

 

Ontario Garlic Festivals 2013:

Carp Garlic Festival

Saturday, August 10 &

Sunday, August 11

carpfarmersmarket.com

The Carp Fairgrounds           

3790 Carp Rd., 

Ottawa, ON

K0A 1L0

 

Perth Garlic Festival

Saturday, August 10 &

Sunday, August 11

 perthgarlicfestival.com

Perth Fairgrounds       50 Arthur St

Perth, ON

K7H 3E3

 

Newmarket Garlic is Great Festival

Saturday, August 17

newmarket.ca

Newmarket Farmers' Market

Doug Duncan Drive, Newmarket ON (Main & Timothy Street)

 

Haliburton Garlic Festival

Saturday, August 24

http://www.haliburtongarlic.ca/index.html

Grounds of Country Bakery                      

9192 Hwy 118,

Haliburton, ON

K0M 1J1

 

Sudbury Garlic Festival

Sunday, August 25

http://www.ukrseniors.org/index.php?option= com_content&view=article&id=75&Itemid=472

Hnatyshyn Park, 30 Notre Dame Avenue, 

Sudbury, ON 

P3C 5K2

 

Verona Lions Garlic Festival

Saturday, August 31

http://www.veronalions.ca/

4504 Verona Sand Rd., Verona, ON

K0H 2W0

 

Stratford Garlic Festival

Saturday, September 7 &

Sunday, September 8

 stratfordgarlicfestival.com

The Old Stratford Fairgrounds                        

20 Glastonbury Drive, Sudbury, ON

N5A 6K4

 

Niagara Garlic and Herb Festival

Saturday, September 14

https://kiosk.eztix.co/kiosk-optimised/14459

758 Niagara Stone Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON 

L0S 1J0

 

Toronto Garlic Festival

Sunday, September 22

 torontogarlicfestival.ca.

Evergreen Brick Works – In the Don Valley, 550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto

M4W 3X8

 

For more information, please contact:

 

Peter McClusky, Director, Media – Garlic Growers Association of Ontario

Cell: 416 888 7829

Email: pmcclusky@gmail.com

http://www.garlicgrowers.on.ca/ 


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