A member of the allium family, garlic is closely related to the onion, shallot and leek. Garlic is bulbous with flat, grey-green leaves, and a flaky white skin covers the clusters of individual cloves. There are many different species of garlic, varying in colour, size, pungency and flavour. ‘Australian White’, ‘Glenlarge’, ‘Italian White’ and ‘Monaro Purple’ are a few of the most common varieties.

The uses for garlic vary greatly, as it can be baked, boiled, sautéed and grilled. Garlic is thought to have several health benefits, including being a natural antibiotic and an antioxidant. Garlic is avoided by some people who worry about it causing bad breath, but there are some remedies to rid you of this. Eating an apple or chewing on fresh parsley is thought to be helpful in getting rid of the smell.

Bull Creek Organic Garlic, Alnda Farms, Tobalong Tomatoes, Virgara’s Garden, Patlin Gardens and W&B Hart are stallholders who sell garlic at the Showground Farmers’ Market. N&M Tsimiklis and Salad Greens and Kitchen Herbs sell garlic at both the Showground Farmers’ Market and Prospect Farmers’ Market.