Monday, August 20, 2012

Terra Nova Garlic Festival

 I love a festival that's based around a crop, so it is no surprise that I really enjoyed the Garlic Festival at Terra Nova Farm. This bread, baked in a cob oven, rubbed with garlic and arugula pesto and sprinkled with rock salt was the best focaccia I have ever tasted.

We had a great time shopping for fresh vegetables and winter starts. Lots of people were enjoying the garlic ice cream. There was music, garden tours, and a touching memorial to Mary Gazetas who initiated the garden.

 A poster series described the steps on just how easy it is to grow your own garlic. You just need to set aside a piece of real estate for nine months.

 This is how the gardeners were protecting their grapes from the critters who like to eat them. Clever!

We entered the orchard and discovered Brian Campbell's Blessed Bees. Each hive was named with a different queen. The top bar hive below is named Queen Melissa. There were three food trucks at the garlic festival and activities for children as well, including weaving garlic crowns. Later the same day there was also a festival celebrating raptors the next day, so these are great options for families to spend time on the farm.


  1. Raptor Festival at Terra Nova Rural Park is on Sunday August 26.

  2. Thanks Karen! I have edited the post to correct my mistake.