- Published: Wednesday, 13 August 2014 13:09
- Written by Letter to the Editor
I moved to Meaford about five years ago, and in walking and driving around the area I have noticed a lot of garlic growing wild at the sides of roads. I have collected some and grown it out at home: it is a fine, purple-skinned variety with a distinct spiral pattern to the cloves.
Other than being told that Meaford had a number of garlic farmers in the past, I can find no information about this garlic. I'd like to put the question out there: can anyone tell me when Meaford first became a garlic growing centre, where did the garlic come from, did it have a specific variety name, and generally any other information about the history of garlic in Meaford?
Thanks very much!
Jennifer Sanders, Meaford