5th Annual GarlicFest Celebrates the Beauty of Garlic

There is nothing quite as aromatic as the strong, enduring scent of fresh, raw garlic… fondly referred to as the Stinking Rose. On Saturday, August 24th, 2013 Loganberry Heritage Farm celebrates this pungent member of the Lily family at the 5th Annual GarlicFest in nearby Cleveland, Georgia from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Dust off your market basket and make plans to visit us the weekend of August 23-24 for GarlicFest. There is a full day’s worth of festivities at this nearby Southern Appalachian farm that includes farm tours, live music, artisans, animals, samplings and guest chefs preparing unique dishes that will surely bring out the garlic lover in you. Loganberry Heritage Farm is home to 14 varieties of the over 600 types of garlic grown worldwide. Did you know that garlic is known as nature’s wonder drug, that America ranks 6th in global garlic production and that National Garlic Day is always in April? Brush up on your garlic trivia and you can even earn your certificate from Loganberry’s Garlic University!

You’ll want to load up on all things garlic to spice up your own home cooking, from garlic bulbs and braids, to homemade garlic powder.  Garlic in all its forms will be for sale during Garlic Fest. Other seasonal farm grown organic produce will also be available. Sorghum syrup, jams, jellies, popcorn and fresh cut flowers can also be purchased. Admission and parking is free for GarlicFest.

A trip to historical Loganberry Heritage Farm is a unique experience in itself. This rustic farm has been in operation within one family since 1828 and is currently guided by Sharon Turner Mauney, better known to the locals as Organic Rose. The Native American Cherokee made the farm their home prior to the Turner family’s settlement there. Today, under the direction of Sharon and staff, Loganberry Heritage Farm employs a holistic approach to organic farming that will promote the richness of the land for many more generations to come. Learn more about Loganberry Heritage Farm’s holistic practices and see the beauty of this true family farm at http://www.loganberryheritagefarm.com/.

Organic farm produce, grass fed beef, fresh eggs and seasonal products are for sale year round. Loganberry Heritage Farm even invites visitors to come and spend a day working on the farm, getting your hands dirty and your senses recharged while you learn more about how your food gets from field to table.

The 5th Annual GarlicFest promise to be the best yet as the festival continues to grow in popularity. Located just outside Cleveland, less than 12 miles from Lucille’s Mountain Top Inn & Spa, Loganberry Heritage Farms is a quick, scenic drive with plenty to see and do waiting for you at your journey’s end at GarlicFest. Get your tastebuds ready for some culinary delights featuring the farm’s 14 varieties of garlic and plan to visit Loganberry Heritage Farms biggest event of the year!  Call us at 706-878-5055 if you need any assistance with outstanding accommodations while visiting GarlicFest or any of the other great activities happening in the Northeast Georgia mountains.