Big Stone Garlic – Cousins Working Together
We are two families of cousins working together to grow all-natural hardneck and softneck garlic as the company “Big Stone Garlic.” Both families come from a long tradition of farming, and we have a passion for family, community, sustainability, and just having fun playing in the dirt! We have “real” jobs to support our farming habit. Russ and Theresa and their kids live on their family farm. Les and Jessica and their kids recently moved to their family’s century farm. Both farms are located in the beautiful, bountiful prairie lands of Big Stone County of western Minnesota. We’re grateful to our relatives and friends for jumping into the dirt with us and helping our garlic dream turn into a reality!
Finding a Hardneck Garlic Variety that We Loved
A few years ago we were introduced to two beautiful hardneck garlic varieties with amazingly diverse flavors – Chesnok Red and German Red. After enjoying the garlic grown by a small farmer in Wisconsin for a couple of years, we decided to try growing it ourselves on our Century Farm on the prairie land of Big Stone County, MN. As it turns out, it grows really well and Big Stone Garlic was born! Since that time, we have found several more varieties we enjoy. We have added Belarus hardneck garlic and Inchelium soft neck garlic to our store, and we’re building our supply of the Bavarian and Polish hardneck varieties, too!