Tuesday, July 3, 2018

New adventures for Ellickson Gallery & Organics!

We are off to new adventures these days! Our farm continues to be certified organic, though with new management. All the field cropland is rented and continues to produce certified organic crops - free of all pesticides and any non-authorized inputs.

Glen has studied, attended, and passed the rigorous training to become an IOIA contract inspector for crops and livestock! These days are filled with Glen traveling to other certified organic farms and inspecting as an independent contractor for both MOSA and IDALS!

We remain totally committed to the organic way of life. Our mushroom operation has expanded to many more logs and the asparagus beds kept us very busy in the spring. Our straw-bale garden now has a timed watering system which is just totally awesome! I still exhibit at many juried art fairs throughout the US, that we travel to. My latest jewelry artistic direction is "fold-forming" of sterling silver and 14 karat yellow gold, and setting some pretty fabulous Rutilated Quartz gemstones!

A new addition to our ELLICKSON GALLERY & ORGANICS are a fabulous line of CBD products, oils, salves, lotions, etc.. If you would like to know more - give us a call or email and we would love to share these products with you.

Living in harmony with nature.... Darla & Glen

Friday, October 21, 2016

Get your 2016 Garlic Now - While Supplies Last!

Now shipping or pick some up at Ellickson Organics!

What a year for garlic! These bulbs are huge, especially the Estonian Red and Siberian. Some of the largest Estonian and Siberian weigh as much as 4-6 ounces. Garlic will be sent the largest first as orders are placed. If you are planning to plant, order now for best selection. Larger bulbs planted equals larger bulbs grown.

Order online at https://squareup.com/store/ellickson-organics/

Or feel free to give us a call and pick some up! Pick up your mulch at the same time. We also have certified organic straw available to mulch them with at $4 a small square bale.

Let us know if you want the largest bulbs or if smaller is preferred. The cloves on the Estonian can be quite astounding but some chefs may prefer smaller portion size! 

Note on your order that if we run out, if substitutions or refund is preferred. Shipping begins 9/15/2016. Due to restrictions on importation of garlic we will not be shipping to Idaho and Washington State. 

Shipping in the United States is $10 for up to 3 pounds of garlic in 1 box. Try all 3 varieties of Russian Hard neck that we grow - 3 pounds for $49 - including shipping. For larger orders, contact us directly.

Monday, July 18, 2016

2016 Garlic is dug and drying! Pre-order now for best selection.

WOW! This is an amazing year for garlic! All varieties are HHHUUUGGGEEE! The Estonian Red are simply amazing and the Metechi are much larger than last year - as large as the Siberian which are again wonderful. We will have about 3500 bulbs for sale. If you wish to plant - or simply amaze your dinner guests with these magical bulbs - pre-order now for first choice of the largest bulbs. 

Email us and we will put you on the list with your requested quantity. In a few weeks we will let you know then if we have enough to fill your order and ETA of arrival. Shipping begins in mid-September.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Garlic Store is Up and Running - Limited quantities left! Major planting for next year in process!

 It's official! Our garlic and asparagus are now also certified organic! We don't just say we grow organically, we are Certified Organic. Our farm and operating procedures are inspected, approved and certified by The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS). Sure it takes extra time and work to meet IDALS strict requirements, but we think it's worth it for our customer's peace of mind. We can literally trace your produce right back to where, when, how and who planted and harvested it. Pretty darn cool! Growing organically requires more than not using pesticides and synthetic fertilizers. Ellickson Organics practices sustainable growing practices that improve our soil, create habitat for wildlife, and leave the land better than when we started farming. We take the time to certify so you know you are getting the very best!

 INVENTORY AVAILABLE ALERT! We still have some of our fabulous certified organic garlic left - not a lot though - very limited quantities. Check out our new online store, let us know what you think, and if it actually works! https://www.mkt.com/ellickson-organics

You can order and pick it up - we would love to see you - or have it shipped!

Many thanks to our fabulous garlic planting crew, Ian, Sakinah and Aubrey Ellickson, and Leah Pape, who recently helped plant 3000+ bulbs for next year. Glen and I have another 1000 planned to plant (after the soybeans are harvested, ahem, always somethin'). I can't wait for them to grow - I LOVE GARLIC!

Oh and Aubrey - the straw was to go over the garlic - not you.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Garlic being cleaned and ready to go!

Yay! Passed our Organic Inspection (again - of course!) - now adding Garlic and Asparagus to our roster of certified organic crops - aronia berries next year!!! 

Glen is busy, busy, busy... Garlic is now being cleaned - almost ready to sell, certification applied for and pending completion. Who wants some Organically raised - no pesticide - non GMO - Russian hardneck garlic: Estonian red, Metechi and Siberian!!! Message, call or email me for details.

 They are beautiful! 

Can't wait to get our next crop in the ground PLUS enjoy a little locally grown fresh shrimp with LOTS of garlic and shiitakes... oh my!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

"Prettiest Hay" Premium 2nd crop Alfalfa Hay - small squares $5 a bale

Glen says "this is the prettiest hay I have ever baled!"

Premium second crop alfalfa hay. Tightly packed average 45 lb., 36" long. No rain. Organically grown on transitional acres, no chemicals, weed free. $5 a bale if you pick up at the farm 10 miles northeast of Decorah. Extra for delivery. www.EllicksonOrganics.com 563-382-2295

Organic certified oat straw stacked to the rafters!

For sale - Certified organic oat straw - and it is stacked to the rafters - and man was it hot up there!!! Many thanks to our stacking crew: Ian, Pat & John. This old barn hasn't seen this much action in many decades! Perfect for mulching, grass seeding, straw gardening, keeping Fido cozy, etc. Nearly weed-free! Bales approx. 34" to 38" long. $5 a bale if you pick up at the farm 10 miles northeast of Decorah. Extra for delivery. www.EllicksonOrganics.com 563-382-2295