Alberta Garlic hand-planted with love!
Our Organic, Alberta-grown Garlic
Does size really matter? Well, in the world of garlic there are many perceptions that larger is better, but this is not the always the case. This year looks like it will be very dry, and our bulbs will likely be smaller. Mandy raises two varieties of garlic: Persian Star which is a heritage variety, traditionally with a smaller head and stronger flavour.
The second is our farm's own, newly-named Matthew's Zest which has characteristics of Russian Red. After 10 years of learning to grow garlic, Mandy has had a steep learning curve in the importance of tracking all the seed she has worked with. So, to identify all that has come into the Mandy’s garlic land, we have introduced a new name for an amazing tasting garlic. Hand-harvested, definitely heritage; Matthew’s Zest is one of the most flavourful heirloom garlics we offer. Approximately 6-9 cloves per bulb! Please note that if crop has smaller bulbs, Mandy will ensure that you receive the equivalent of a large bulb.
Who We Are and What We Stand For
Meadow Creek Farms was born out of the desire to connect Alberta consumers directly with quality meat and field-grown vegetables. Mandy Melnyk farms on her parents' land near Waskatenau, Alberta. From an early age, she learned the value of hard work and the importance of family farms and local food systems. Mandy has been learning how to make things work with her operation since 2011.
We are committed to growing what we can in our Northern Alberta climate for you in a way that is honourable, sustainable and humane. We are a small team of humans who value real food raised slowly, naturally, and with bio-diversity in practice. We do not include corn, soya or antibiotics in our poultry or hog feed.