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GARLIC ON THE SQUARE! IN CLARKESVILLE AT THE NEW ERWIN RUSH!!

SPEAKING OF CLARKESVILLE…

did you know that Erwin Rush has opened a store there?! Bigger, brighter and better than ever!

Erwin Rush opened the day after Thanksgiving with an enthusiastic welcome from Clarkesville and Habersham County!

The official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be this Friday at 11am with the Habersham Chamber of Commerce.  You are invited to come by and taste some of the delicious samples that will be offered then.  Saturday will see the annual  CHRISTMAS IN CLARKESVILLE event with an array of exciting happenings all day around the square.

Follow this link to learn more……….http://Clarkesville Main Street <mbhorton@clarkesvillega.com

AND, Erwin Rush is now a new purveyor of NADINE’S CLASSIC CHICKEN SALAD AND PIMENTO CHEESE!  For those of you that have been enjoying these goodies for several years, you can now shop locally in Clarkesville.  Come in for free tasting samples both Friday and Saturday, and enjoy another taste of LoganBerry GARLIC JELLY.  All make great party foods, as well as hostess gifts.

Be sure to check out the latest from LoganBerry Gift Line:  GARLIC LOVERS GIFT BASKETS!  Available at Erwin Rush Clarkesville and online at our website market.

Speaking of Garlic…………

We grow a lot of Garlic here at LoganBerry. Good Garlic! Not your supermarket varieties.

What’s wrong with supermarket varieties you may ask. Well, maybe nothing, but maybe something, and it’s hard to know unless you know what you’re looking for.

75 percent of the garlic sold in grocery stores around the world comes from China! And if your Garlic comes from China it is irradiated by 3 different types of radiation before it gets on the shelf! This is done to prevent food poisoning and to increase shelf life…BUT it changes the DNA of Garlic making it no longer possible for it to reproduce itself, as well as reducing the nutrient content.

In addition, how fresh is this garlic?  What was it grown in (we have heard horror stories!), were pesticides, herbicides and/or fungicides? One easy way to tell Chinese Garlic is if the root end has been cleaned completely as in the photo below. 

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CHINESE GARLIC (Note the absence of any roots)

 

The other 25% of supermarket garlic generally comes from Gilroy, CA. It is an Artichoke variety that is planted with machines, commercially grown, usually not organic, harvested with machinery and cleaned with machines. Then it is placed in cold storage to keep it from sprouting until it is delivered to your grocery store.

 

So much for Supermarket Garlic!! Now let’s talk about LoganBerry Garlic

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We grow many varieties here on the Farm and all of it is grown in nutrient rich soil that has been regenerated with cover crops, compost, chicken manures and cows! Garlic can not be grown in the same location each year so we rotate pastures and gardens to get the richest soil for planting. Our fertilizers come from the soil and the above mentioned compost and cover crops. We do not use herbicides or pesticides. And every bulb is hand planted. 

We plant late in the Fall with cloves that are saved from the Summer crop, cover them for the winter and harvest the new bulbs in late Spring and hang the freshly harvested Garlic in the Barn to cure for at least a month. (Green Garlic tends to be milder, wetter and have a generic flavor before it is cured.) Once cured, each variety has it’s own unique flavor and color having taken up through their roots the available nutrients and minerals.

 

Now we are ready to plant for our next year’s crop and this year’s Garlic is going fast!

So, stock up now while you can. Whether it is for eating or planting, we still have a several varieties left.

Available varieties for fresh EATING are from the Silverskin and Creole families. 

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 GARLIC VARIETIES FOR PLANTING AVAILABLE IN QUANTITY BELOW

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Not only does Garlic add flavor to many dishes, it is one of the healthiest foods you can eat. Full of vitamins and minerals, it helps with reducing blood pressure, alleviating colds & flus, lowering LDL cholesterol and metabolizing heavy metals such as iron. The allicin in garlic contains 4 “anti” properties: antioxidant, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial.

This winter when colds or flus have you down, try a “Garlic Shooter”. Mince a clove of garlic and place in a small (shot) glass, squeeze some fresh lemon juice over the garlic, add a bit of water and toss it down.

Our Garlic is for sale on our ON-LINE MARKET. You can find the Market on our website (www.loganberryheritagefarm.com) or go directly to the Market with this link: https://squareup.com/market/loganberry-heritage-farm. While you’re there, check out what else is available!

 

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GREAT GIFT IDEA!

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Garlic Gift Basket for your favorite Garlic Lover. 

Includes 1 jar Garlic Jelly, 1 jar Dehydrated Garlic, 1 jar Garlic Powder, 3 assorted Garlic Bulbs for $35

Available at the NEW Erwin Rush in Clarkesville on the Square and from our On Line Market  https://squareup.com/market/loganberry-heritage-farm

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CHICKEN WOES!

 

 

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Due to the reduced daylight hours and the fact that our chickens are going through their annual molt they have taken a well deserved rest from egg laying. We are feeding them all sorts of helpful herbs and protein rich treats to help them through but it will be a while before we see good egg production again. Last year it was February before they starting laying on a regular basis. 

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