Garlic for sale in Canada only
We provide seed garlic bulbs for
Canadian farms and gardens. We do not export garlic.
Pour renseignements en francais: commander l'ail.
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.
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.
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 three 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. A few of the commercial garlics have a category called bulk full-sized which allows us to sell larger quantities 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
||$3.00 per bulb
Garlics may appear several times in the shopping cart and each appearance has its own limit. For example:
- Full Size with a limit of 10 and a price of $4.50 per bulb if 7 or more are ordered.
- Extra Large with a limit of 5 and a price of $6.50 per bulb
- Medium with a limit of 50 and a price of $3.00 per bulb
- Bulk full size with a limit of 50 and a price of $4.50 per bulb for 7 or more bulbs.
Someone who was wanting to get the maximum possible of this imaginary cultivar could get 5 Extra Large, 50 Bulk full size, 10 Full Size and 50 Medium - a total of 115 bulbs for $452.50. By putting a substantial amount of our inventory in the 'Full Size' category we ensure that a lot of gardeners will have a chance to get a few bulbs of the commercial varieties.
Sales Primarily Through Shopping Cart
We cannot take orders through the office for any of the garlics that are in short supply. We will hold back a small amount of garlic from a selection of the strains we have a reasonable supply of for sale through the office in the days after the shopping cart opens.
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: There will be a very limited stock of garlic held back for orders through the office. We encourage everyone to use the shopping cart to get the best selection. We no longer send out a printed catalogue. Nor do we make a printable catalogue available online.
Shopping cart opens in August
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 email@example.com 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.
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.)
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