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!

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.