If you missed touring the Garlic Farm or taking the garlic braid-making workshop during the recent Open Farm Days, they will be offering the workshop during West Granby Days 2013 at the end of the month. The West Granby Days are Saturday, September 28 & Sunday, September 29 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, rain or shine, with events throughout the West Granby valley, including the huge annual used booksale by the Friends of Granby Public Library, held at Holcomb Farm. Some of the Holcomb Farm tenants will have their own farmstands, tours, and other activities.
There will be activities at the West Granby United Methodist Church across from the Garlic Farm, and at the Garlic Farm itself, on Saturday owner Gary Cirullo will lead a tour of the farm at noon and at 1:00pm gives a talk with tips for how to plant and grow garlic. At 3:00pm you can watch a 15-minute demonstration of garlic braiding. On Sunday, you can fashion your own garlic braid in their workshop, with coaching and supplies provided. The braids are suitable either for culinary use or just for decoration. The workshop costs $25 and advance reservations are required; the workshop will be cancelled unless enough people sign up in advance, plus there is a limit to the number of students, so be sure to reserve a spot early.