BEST NEW YORK GARLIC IS KEITH'S

As an avid follower of the farmer's market, I have come to develop favorite sources for certain ingredients over time. For pork I like to buy from Flying Pigs, for apples I prefer Red Jacket Orchards, and even for something as common as garlic, I go out of my way to purchase from the best source.

Each week I stop by Keith's farm stand at the Union Square Greenmarket to pick up a couple bulbs of their Rocambole garlic. Compared to the common garlic varieties, the heirloom Rocambole breed is more potent, hot, spicy, and features a thinner skin, making it easier to peel. Keith's garlic is so prized that it has received accolades from Zagat's, which rates the garlic with a whopping 28 points out of a potential of 30, and calls it one of the greatest things at the market. Although, Rocambole garlic is more expensive at $1.50 for a jumbo sized bulb, customers alike agree that it is a fair price given the quality.


Keith's Farm based in Orange County, NY, is one of the few certified organic farms in region to sell at the Union Square Greenmarket. Keith's farmstand offer fresh produce twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

13 comments:

Gera @ SweetsFoods said...

As avid garlic consumer to see this picture is like poetry :)
There's only lacking to use garlic at desserts... at any time :D

Cheers!

Gera

Simply Life said...

I love buying our food from the farmer's market!

KennyT said...

These garlic bulbs look so cute! I have never seen any garlic like this before!

Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite said...

I love that photo! Love garlic also!

Danielle said...

I love garlic! but I've never paid attention to the different kinds. kinda silly of me. I'll have to get educated and see what's available at my local farmers market.

Table Talk said...

There really is such a difference with fresh garlic from the farmer's market vs. from the grocery store.

Selba said...

Ah... must be so fresh from the farm!

Chow and Chatter said...

can;t live without garlic!!

ChefDruck said...

I can't wait to see what you do with that gorgeous garlic. Have always wanted to go to a garlic festival. One of these days...

Flour said...

Fresh garlic is absolutely wonderful. Boy do I miss the farmers market:( Are they year round in NY?

Debinhawaii said...

I love garlic and wish I could find such great fresh garlic here!

Michelle said...

We love garlic and I found a garlic farm in WI, We Grow Garlic, and that is where I get my garlic. It's only a few hrs from my home in IL, so this year we drove up at harvest to select our garlic for the year.

I bought about $80 worth of garlic!

Fresh Local and Best said...

Michelle, that's amazing to purchase $80 worth of garlic! I adore garlic too, and would go out of my way for the best.