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Ordering Seed Garlic - Canada Only

Garlic for sale in Canada only



We provide seed garlic bulbs for Canadian farms and gardens. We do not export garlic.


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Our garlic is cured sufficiently to allow it to be shipped in sealed boxes across Canada by Canada Post for planting in the fall. It is drier than one would choose to make it for keeping through the winter.

We advise against trying to keep it for eating or planting in the spring.

Selling and Pricing Structure

There is a high demand for our garlic. In order to share our garlic as fairly as possible, all our garlics have upper limits on the number of bulbs that can be purchased in a single order. These will be shown on our garlic varieties pages as soon as we have estimates of availability. See the links in the left hand column.


The goal of our pricing structure is two-fold:

– to make available a full selection of cultivars, including some from each of the ten varieties of garlic, to   gardeners and collectors, and

– to make available excellent foundation stock of garlics that thrive in Canada for commercial growers  so that they can grow up their own seed stocks over a few years.

Collectors Garlics

What we call 'Collectors Garlics' are either varieties that it is challenging for us to grow on our zone 4 property or cultivars of our main varieties that we grow in small quantities. The price for Collectors Garlic is $6 per bulb regardless of the number of bulbs. The limits will be shown on the varieties pages.

Some collectors varieties and strains are naturally small in our location. They may size up in more suitable climates. If some of these bulbs are even smaller than we like to sell as full sized we will add bonus bulbs to make up the value.

Commercial Garlics

The basic price for our full-sized commercial garlics is $4.50 per bulb for 7 bulbs or more. The higher prices given below apply to smaller quantities of a strain/cultivar.

The Porcelain and various Purple Stripe varieties of garlic may come in four sizes. Full size means there are 6 to 9 bulbs in a pound. Extra large means there are fewer than 6 bulbs in a pound. Medium means there are 10 to 12 bulbs to a pound and small are 13 or 14 bulbs to a pound.  A few of the commercial garlics have a category called bulk full-size which allows us to sell larger quantities of the cultivars we have a  greater supply of to early customers at our bulk garlic sales cart opening and still hold some back for later customers at our general garlic sales and collectors garlic cart opening.

Price Summary for Most Porcelains and Purples


7 or more bulbs of a cultivar $4.50 per bulb
5 or 6 bulbs of a cultivar $5.00 per bulb
3 or 4 bulbs of a cultivar $5.50 per bulb
1 or 2 bulbs of a cultivar $6.00 per bulb
Extra large bulbs $6.50 per bulb
Medium bulbs $3.00 per bulb
Small bulbs $2.00 per bulb


The 2015's

In the winter of 2014-15 our crop suffered severe winter kill. We decided to start all of our hardneck varieties afresh from bulbils harvested in 2015 from the survivors. We have lavished great care and attention on these through the 2016 and 2017 growing seasons and this year they are big enough to sell. We refer to these as the 2015’s and they have their own pricing structure as they are different on three counts.


  • They are recently refreshed. It is recommended that hardnecks be restarted from bulbils on a regular basis
  • The mindfulness in our care for this generation has enhanced the unique qualities of each cultivar.
  • The bulbs of the Porcelains and Purples are not expected to reach their full size potential until 2019.







Price Summary for 2015's of most Porcelains and Purples


5 or more bulbs of a cultivar $5.00 per bulb
3 or 4 bulbs of a cultivar $5.50 per bulb
1 or 2 bulbs of a cultivar $6.00 per bulb
Medium bulbs $3.50 per bulb
Small bulbs $2.50 per bulb


About the Limits

Garlics may appear several times in the shopping cart and each appearance is a separate product item with its own limit. A single order may contain the maximum for each of these items. For example, an order could have the maximum of Susan Delafield full-size, plus bulk full-size, medium, 2015 full-size and 2015 medium.

Sales Primarily Through Shopping Cart







Until the rush on our shopping cart is over we do not take phone orders. If you are having difficulty getting your order processed through the cart send us an email or phone us and we will sort it out. Once the rush has calmed we are happy to take orders through the office. At that point some of the cultivars in short supply will be sold out; however, there will still be a good selection.

Shipping Dates






We begin shipping about the middle of September.

Place your orders early while we still have a good selection. We are generally sold out of most garlics before we begin shipping.







Ordering is Easy - Shopping Cart Opens late August


Online: Our online shopping cart has secure payment through the PayPal website. You may pay by credit card - you do not need a PayPal account. The store parallels our garlic varieties pages. You can see what we are selling by visiting these pages - see links on the menu to the right.

Through the office: Once the online rush has calmed we are happy to take orders through the office. At that point some of the cultivars in short supply will be sold out; however, there will still be a good selection.

We no longer send out a printed catalogue. Nor do we make a printable catalogue available online. There will be a printable list of cultivars and their limits shortly before the shopping cart opens.

          Shopping cart opens in August

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Discuss Your Choices by Contacting the Office








We are happy to discuss your order with you before you place it through the shopping cart. Contact us by phone or email. Call 250-449-2152 between 8 am to 6 pm Pacific time Monday through Saturday or email sonia@garlicfarm.ca anytime.


In case we are out of the strain of garlic you have ordered we will try to contact you to determine whether you prefer a refund or a substitute. We will try our best not to need to substitute. However, surprises happen.
If you are not satisfied with the garlic when you receive it please contact us immediately so that we can do what is necessary. Call us collect at 250-449-2152.

Garlic Prices by the bulb - Canadian Dollars - Canada only


                  See Selling and Pricing Structure above.

Canadian 2017 Shipping and Handling Charge for Bulbs






There is a shipping and handling (S&H) charge on all orders, including pick-ups. We use Canada Post and we normally ship by land by Expedited Parcel. Below are our normal shipping charges.



British Columbia






Elsewhere in Canada


If you place more than one order on the shopping cart you will be charged S&H each time. Notify us if you have paid twice and we will reverse one of the shipping charges (unless you have exceeded the maximum per order for a cultivar.)

Printable List

A printable list will be available before the cart opens. It has the names of the garlics we will have for sale with the limits we expect to have in place. These may be changed at the last minute when we assess the harvest just before the cart opens.There is no longer an order form available online as we encourage everyone to use the shopping cart.

        Shopping cart opens in August

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The shopping cart opens for bulk sales on August 20, 2018 at 12:01 Pacific time and opens for general sales on August 22 at 12:01 PDT.



Shopping Cart Reopens August 2018

If you want to be put on our emailing list for notification of the 2016 cart opening send an email with "Cart Open Date" in the subject line to


Excellent 2018 Crop
The garlic is looking exceptionally good this year. We had excellent emergence and all varieties are growing well. We are particularly pleased with how well the Rocamboles are doing.

2015 Restart Program
The garlics we restarted from bulbils in 2015 are ready for sale this year. All the Rocamboles are from 2015 bulbils and are full size this year.

The Porcelains and Purples are still sizing up. They are a good size this year and are expected to produce larger bulbs for you next year.

2018 Prices
The regular prices are the same as last year. The Porcelains and Purples in the 2015 restart program have their own pricing structure. See the Ordering page for pricing details.

Garlic Varieties

A New Garlic Business
Henry's brother Len has started a second garlic business on the family farm. Check out Norwegian Creek Farm to see what they have to offer.
Garlic Family Tree
For more information on the relationships between the garlic varieties see Bob Anderson’s The Garlic Family Tree and Where Garlic Came From from the Gourmet Garlic Gardens website.

Garlic For Sale in British Columbia Canada