Mountain Valley Garlic

Mountain Valley Garlic Mountain Valley Garlic is a small farm located in Northeast Washington specializing in Certified Orga

02/28/2024
15* in the garden this morning but the sun is shining!! It's a great time to trim back perennials like raspberries and l...
02/27/2024

15* in the garden this morning but the sun is shining!! It's a great time to trim back perennials like raspberries and lavender.

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02/26/2024

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What a wonderful fence!

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If you can't grow your own, at least know where your food came from.
02/25/2024

If you can't grow your own, at least know where your food came from.

We have had so many new friends join us here, I figured it's time to re-introduce ourselves.  Here is a post from last s...
02/23/2024

We have had so many new friends join us here, I figured it's time to re-introduce ourselves. Here is a post from last summer talking about us and what we do. Thanks for being a part of the journey, I really value our Facebook community.
www.mountainvalleygarlic.com

A not-so-brief introduction:

While we're enjoying this little lull in our garlic harvest, I thought I'd take a moment to introduce ourselves. We're Andrew and Kristine Winniford (Kristine does all the talking) and we have a small farm in Northeast Washington state. We grow a wide range of crops but our specialty is organic, hardneck garlic. We've been growing garlic since 2010 and growing for various seed companies since 2013. In 2020 we decided to take a leap and start our own seed company.

Andrew is our soil and equipment guy. He builds beautiful soil utilizing cover crops, manure, and low impact tillage methods. He's taken our little patch of depleted pasture and turned it into a worm wonderland. He grows the soil so I can grow the plants.

Kristine cares for the plants and the customers. From seedlings in the greenhouse to crops in the field, I love them all and consider it my privilege to spend my days caring for them. I truly believe that our customers can feel the love and intention that goes into every plant we grow. I also take care of any marketing and customer service that happens for the farm. I love helping our customers and do my best to provide you with the information you need to be successful with your garlic crops.

We're just a small farm, run by a "Mom & Pop". We don't have crews or people in the office, it's just us with a little help from our 5 kiddos when we need it. Whether it's spreading manure, planting crops, or boxing up garlic orders, we're the ones putting in the love and sweat.

Alongside our garlic we grow a wide variety of vegetable crops. I love growing vegetables to nourish bodies and souls. In the past we've participated in farmers markets, sold retail through natural markets, and had a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program where we got to feed families their weekly vegetables. Currently we've found our place providing high quality, organically grown produce for our local food pantries and other programs that work to feed the underprivileged members of our community. We live in an area where economic opportunities can be hard to come by, but we believe everyone deserves high-quality, locally grown produce. This is our small way of supporting our local community and it gives us great pleasure to nourish all bodies, regardless of income.

The third aspect of our farm business is growing aromatic herbs (Rose Geranium, Lavender, Peppermint, etc). These herbs are lovingly grown and distilled into hydrosols (also known as aromatic waters) that are sold to skin care companies, aromatherapists, and natural skin care loving customers around the US through our company Mountain Valley Botanics. This work gives me great joy and is one more way we're nourishing bodies and souls.

As you can tell, we love plants and people. We feel the purpose of our lives is to grow healthy soil that grows vital, healthful produce that we can use to build the health and vitality of our communities near and far. We appreciate every customer who makes this dream possible, and we hope you feel the love in our products.

Thanks for reading through all that and taking the time to get to know your farmers a little deeper.

02/23/2024

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Definitely getting Spring vibes here in Northeast Washington! 🌱
02/22/2024

Definitely getting Spring vibes here in Northeast Washington! 🌱

02/20/2024

I always think I’ll be able to manage it??

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02/18/2024

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Late Winter and Early Spring Care

I want to be a frog living in a Dahlia.
02/17/2024

I want to be a frog living in a Dahlia.

Dahlias becoming a hotel for frogs

Allison Lamb raises around 200 dahlias on her property and was delighted to discover that the blooms serve as a perfectly sized house for frogs.

I love this potato and I'm not sure why it's not more popular, so I'm offering 10% off to encourage you to add a pound t...
02/15/2024

I love this potato and I'm not sure why it's not more popular, so I'm offering 10% off to encourage you to add a pound to your order.

Peter Wilcox has blue skin and yellow, firm flesh. High yields of all-purpose potatoes make this variety a cornerstone of home and market gardens.

​Potatoes must be ordered separately from garlic. Potatoes begin shipping April 1st4 Peter Wilcox has blue skin and yellow, firm flesh. High yields of all-purpose potatoes make this variety a cornerstone of home and market gardens.Scab and nematode resistant, susceptible to scurfs, wilts and bligh...

Oh no, now I have that song stuck in my head.
02/13/2024

Oh no, now I have that song stuck in my head.

Yep, probably.
02/10/2024

Yep, probably.

Garlic is up! This is one of the earliest emergences we've had.  They're just barely peeking through.  We'll take the co...
02/09/2024

Garlic is up! This is one of the earliest emergences we've had. They're just barely peeking through. We'll take the covers off next week and the season will officially begin, because if the garlic is growing, the weeds are growing too.
www.mountainvalleygarlic.com

10% off Adirondack Red and Peter Wilcox seed potatoes for the month of February.
02/07/2024

10% off Adirondack Red and Peter Wilcox seed potatoes for the month of February.

Buy certified organic seed potatoes from a small family farm Northeast Washington. We ship nationwide.

02/05/2024

February 3, 2024 By Candace Godwin Leave a Comment Seed Magic: How Germination Occurs and Why It Can Fail I love growing my own vegetable plants from seed. It’s a bit magical given that inside each small, nondescript seed lies the makings of something grand – perhaps a 200-pound pumpkin or bushe...

Our seed potato samplers are a great way to save on a variety of seed potatoes for your garden.  You get 3-5 different v...
02/03/2024

Our seed potato samplers are a great way to save on a variety of seed potatoes for your garden. You get 3-5 different varieties, designed to provide you with an extended harvest season including some to save for Fall/Winter eating.

Buy certified organic seed potatoes from a small family farm Northeast Washington. We ship nationwide.

Ooh, where do I get some of these seeds?
02/02/2024

Ooh, where do I get some of these seeds?

A new vegetable 😹

02/01/2024

Customer Questions: "Hi, I planted your garlic in November and the shoots are up. Going forward do I have to remove the straw and leaf mulch?"

Our Answer: For the most you want to leave the mulch on as it will help to conserve moisture and keep your soil temperature more stable. If you notice any spots where a shoot has not emerged, gently dig around and see if there is one trapped in the mulch. Sometimes they need just a little help through the mulch. Additionally, if for some reason it is a VERY wet spring and you want your soil to dry out a little, then you should pull back the mulch to expose the soil.

The website is open for garlic pre-orders.  Remember this is for Fall shipping garlic.  Yes, it is a long way away.  Yes...
01/27/2024

The website is open for garlic pre-orders. Remember this is for Fall shipping garlic. Yes, it is a long way away. Yes, there is plenty of time to order later. Some of you get antsy and so we make limited quantities available for early orders.

Some of the lesser grown varieties are still "out of stock" and will be until harvest season gets closer. Yes, you can always email me later if you want to add to your order.

Mountain Valley Garlic is an organic seed garlic farm from Washington State. We specialize in heirloom, hardneck varieties of garlic. We also carry organic seed potato and shallots sets.

🤣🤣 I may have recently uttered the words "look at the stems on that one".
01/27/2024

🤣🤣 I may have recently uttered the words "look at the stems on that one".

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