Victorian Garlic Season Launch

Garlic Season opening at South Melbourne MarketThe Australian Garlic Industry Association launch of the Garlic Season in Victoria was a great success. The management and stall holders at the Sth Melbourne Market made us very welcome. In particular Georgie and Michael at Georgie's Harvest made sure we had everything we needed including delicious Skodalia  and crunchy bread to feed to passing shoppers. (The skordalia recipe will be up on the Recipes section of the website soon). Four AGIA members, Leon and Cathy Trembath, Bruce Ahchow and Penny Woodward spent the day talking to dozens of shoppers, explaining about Australian garlic and how it is so much better than imported bulbs. Cathy did some wonderful plaiting demonstrations using their beautiful, glossy purple garlic and Bruce brought his laptop to show interested passers by what a garlic farm looks like. Penny brought some different cultivars of garlic and talked about the range of garlics available and the varying flavours you can get from different types. The chefs at the market had specialty food cooked using Australian grown garlic (again we hope to have some of these recipes on the website soon). All in all it was a great day and Leon, Penny and Bruce will put together some notes so that we have a template for similar events Victoria and other states in coming years.

For some candid camera photos of the action, read on.






Orange Seminar 2013

This year’s seminar was held over  7 and 8 September in Orange NSW and was a very exciting and educational event. 

This is our premier event where members and interested growers can meet to discuss topical issues impacting the Australian garlic industry, listen to a range of industry experts and visit a local garlic farm. All activities are designed to produce a long term knowledge bank for members while promoting networking and industry development.   As with all seminars, there is as much to be gained from chatting over a cuppa or a meal with other garlic growers as there is from the presentations. We began with an informal gathering over dinner on Friday, 6th September.

 "A nickel will get you on the subway, but garlic will get you a seat"  

If you want to find out a little more about the speakers and their topics and see some more pictures, then continue by clicking read more,  to read the full transcripts of all the talks then log in as a member and go to the Members Only Section.

The photo at left shows our President Leon Trembath addressing the audience, while John Olliff our hard working Treasurer is off to one side.







Toolebuc Seminar 2012

28 July 2012
Tooleybuc  Victoria
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Assumption: Talking to growers who want to make an income from growing garlic and want to expand.