2009 Heirloom Garlic Festival


Mark your calendars for this Sunday, October 18th – yummy garlic festival at the Hoboken Historical Museum (13th & Hudson)!


Fall Favorites Return: Heirloom Garlic Tasting

They’re back! Dozens of garlic varieties—cultivated for their distinctive taste by generations of gardeners—will again be available for tasting in the walkway outside of the Museum’s front door on Sunday, October 18, from 1 – 5 p.m.

The tasting event is free. For those interested in taking some home Jersey-grown garlic and other produce, a stand will be set up for purchases.

Farmers Sue and Rich Sisti of Catalpa Ridge Farm in Wantage Township, N.J., are offering many old-time garlic varieties for sampling, from the mellow, pink-streaked “Red Toch,” which originated in the village of Tochliavri, Republic of Georgia, to the spicy “Lorz Italian,” which the Lorz family brought to Washington State from Italy before 1900. Immigrants often brought treasured herbs and seeds with them when they came to America, seeking familiar tastes in their new home. The Sistis will also bring dips made with their own fresh garlic and other farm ingredients for tasting and purchase.

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