The Garlic Box: Humble Beginnings
Starting with a one-acre plot in rural Ontario in 1997, the vision to bring locally grown garlic to the kitchen helped seed the growth of an industry. The stretch of land cradled between Lake Huron and Lake Ontario is home to some of the provinces most fertile fields, but its limestone-rich PH-neutral soil is especially loved by garlic seeds. Plus, the area has solid winters – needed for cold thriving garlic to develop generous, healthy bulbs. The start-up efforts to reach consumers about the benefits of Canadian grown garlic has branded The Garlic Box as Canada’s leading premier company of gourmet garlic food product made with select cold-climate garlic. This family-run business grows, develops and manufactures premium foods made with Ontario grown garlic, processing more than 50,000 lbs of fresh garlic per year. Innovative products, including the revolutionary IQF peeled cloves for consumer and industrial use, elevates everyday cooking into star status healthy meals.
Ontario garlic is prized for its superior health benefits and flavour. Garlic is recognized for its:
- anti-viral properties
- immune boosting activities
- anti-fungal and anti-microbial abilities
- anti-aging compounds
- anti-cancer properties
- cholesterol reduction
- lowering of high blood pressure
- fighting free-radicals
- preservation of good bacteria in the body
The long 10-month maturation of Ontario garlic establishes healthy bulbs with a rich flavour profile. It also produces a garlic scape for root to leaf eating. The Garlic Box’s Garlic is NON-GMO, NON-Irradiated, Pesticide-Free, Heirloom Seed Stock and 100% Canadian.
The Garlic Box: Videos