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Grindrod Garlic Festival

Grindrod Garlic Festival

Postby Noisy Boater » Aug 20th, 2017, 7:06 pm

We decided to venture north from Kelowna for the Sunday drive and head for beautiful downtown Grindrod and the garlic festival. The place was jammed and traffic was chaos. (for Grindrod) . It was a lovely day lots of people and garlic galore. Lots of granola types with birkenstocks and hairy legs (the girls ) [icon_lol2.gif] Loads of local veggies , honey artsy stuff etc. We bought some garlic (duh) and a tub of honey for a good price. Going to try to support local farmers more and keep profits away from the rich and famous. We wonder why agricultural land is disappearing. If local farmers cant sell the product they grow cant blame them for wanting to subdivide. back on topic garlic festival was great fun the only bummer was they charged $3.00/ person to get in. if they want to promote it why not charge couple bucks for the food bank. that was kind of a letdown. Also visited Farmer Johns Dairy/Market. Lots of local products such as D Dutch Dairy and ice cream Salmon arm Butchershop meats and plenty of other items. Dont mind forkin out a little extra $$ for some local stuff. The honey we got is from the apiary (sp) right here on Valley Rd. Just sayin.
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Re: Grindrod Garlic Festival

Postby Queen K » Aug 20th, 2017, 7:10 pm

I've always wanted to go to the GGFestival. Is going with hairy legs optional or mandatory :135: ?

We may need garlic for growing if ours doesn't last til October. Gotta plant it by mid October to get good sizes.

Was there a band playing?
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Re: Grindrod Garlic Festival

Postby GordonH » Aug 20th, 2017, 7:33 pm

Sorry not about garlic
Dealt with many of farmers in that area (many years ago), here are few off top of my head: Wells, Dedood, Verhoeven, Dangel etc... etc.

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Re: Grindrod Garlic Festival

Postby Noisy Boater » Aug 20th, 2017, 7:48 pm

Hairy legs are (for girls) is not mandatory. Dedood is a dairy farmer he just built a new dairy with robot milker and has a nice little farmers market just before Sure Crop Feeds. Didnt know there are 300 types of garlic.
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