Located on beautiful Vashon Island in the Puget Sound in Washington State, we are a small, certified organic family-owned farm committed to growing the best garlic possible. As part of this we believe that continuously improving the soils and biodiversity of our farm will only improve the flavor and quality of our garlic.
We are constantly researching and implementing new methods to bring life to the soil and the farm including crop rotations, cover cropping, inter-planting and no and minimal till rotations. On the farm as a whole we are committed to restoring many of the native plant populations and recently added a 1,500 foot half-acre native pollinator boarder to half of the farm.
Our heirloom variety of softneck garlic is unique to our farm. It was originally brought to Dockton in the early 20th century when our neighbor, Mande, immigrated from Croatia for an arranged marriage. Among her possessions were a few heads of garlic from her small town, enough to start a small crop. In 1983, when Mandy was too old to farm, our family purchased the stock and began selling at Pike Place Market in Seattle, WA. Our variety quickly became known for its high quality and soon gained recognition from Arthur Schwartz, The Food Maven. Many years later, we are expanding and reinvigorating the farm, continuing to cultivate the best garlic available.