Owl Farm is 20 minutes east of Braidwood, nestled at the foot of the ancient Budawang Ranges and 40 kms from the coast. David and Sarah run Owl Farm with a commitment to sustainable and regenerative farming practices. "We have a herd of Angus and Hereford cattle and grow fruit, vegetables and flowers using organic and biodynamic inputs and no chemicals. We planted our first garlic crop in 2018 with over 20 cultivars (Turbans, Creoles, Artichokes and Purple Stripes) to see what grows best in our environment. Using only a rotary hoe to cultivate we do everything else by hand – cracking bulbs, planting, watering, fertilising, weeding, harvesting and curing on hand built drying racks.
Nanny G's Garlic (also known as Georgina Byrnes). My husband Patrick and I started growing garlic in 2015 with just 10 kg of seed and this year we have planted 125 kg. Our garlic is grown using organic principles and totally chemical free. Our property of 153ha is situated in a valley in the mountain between Braidwood and Bungendore in New South Wales. Our climate is more temperate than both these towns, getting fewer and less-severe frosts. However, we are more than 900m above sea level and we do get snow some seasons. My garlic patch is relatively sheltered from westerly winds and it is surrounded by native tree covered mountains. Our cold climate intensifies the flavour of my garlic. It is truly a full flavour that will have your taste buds dancing. My focus started with Monaro Purple (Turban), Spanish Roja (Creole) and Dunganski (Standard Purple Stripe) but I'm always interested in trying something new.
Clarevale Farm & Wynlen House Urban Micro Farm have a garlic growing partnership sited on land just outside of Braidwood on Clarevale Farm's cattle raising paddocks. Early, mid and late season varieties are grown with spring fed water sources on land that has grown pasture for over 100 years. Garlic is enriching this very old soil with the benefits of organic growing (no herbicides or pesticides) and cultivation ultimately serving to build better soil structure and fertility. Our website is www.wynlenhouse.com and our garlic is marketed under the name Holy Grail Garlic.
Gully Garlic Greg and Julie Coleman. Since 2016 we have been growing garlic on our 8ha farm located on the Southern Highlands of NSW close to Braidwood. We started with just a kilo of garlic donated by friends. We grow chemical free garlic using organic principles with the use of a small tractor, a rotary hoe, our bare hands and the simple desire to produce quality garlic. We have come a long way, made a lot of friends, learnt a lot about garlic and have managed to plant 60kgs of garlic in this 2018 season with lots more room to grow. Our website is www.gullygarlic.com.au and you can also find us on Facebook and Instagram