ASHEVILLE, N.C. — The sixth annual WNC Garlic Fest will take place at Sow True Seed’s downtown location, 243 Haywood St. on Oct 5, 2019. It is a FREE event, open to all; vampires welcome, if they dare.
WNC Garlic Fest combines a celebration of all things awesome about eating garlic and a deep driven belief that we can share the simple skills necessary to empower everyone to grow great garlic. This family friendly, farmer-market feel, garlic extravaganza is not to be missed!
The Utopian Seed Project
The Utopian Seed Project is a new non-profit, supporting diversity in food and farming through crop variety trials. “We are organizing WNC Garlic Fest to further our mission to celebrate food,” says Chris Smith, the non profit’s Executive Director. “The festival is a showcase of garlic in all its diverse glory.”
Now in its sixth year, WNC Garlic Fest attracts 1000s of attendees to come experience the garlic offerings of over 30 local businesses. The event’s highlight attraction is the WNC Garlic Trail, whereby attendees receive a free ‘trail map’ to explore the festival by seeking out authentic garlic experiences offered by participating vendors.
The Garlic Trail includes:
The Hop is a long time favorite with their garlic ice cream;
When Life Gives You Lemons with a refreshing garlic lemonade;
Fermenti with a fermented garlic and apple mint sauce;
From Nowhere Branch Bees and Beef with garlic infused honey.
Many of the garlic treats are made with locally grown garlic, which helps strengthen regional agriculture and supports local farmers. Certified Seed Garlic for growing your own garlic is also available from Sow True Seed
Garlic Beer (It is Asheville after-all)
WNC Garlic Fest is excited to bring a garlic beer to the event for the second year running. Fonta Flora is one of WNC’s many creative and wonderful local breweries and worked their magic last year to create a garlic beer. If you missed out, it’ll be back for sampling in 2019. All proceeds from the beer sales will support the work of The Utopian Seed Project. Event attendees are invited to enjoy the festival and then relax in the family fun area with music, seating and food trucks.
We thank our supporting community. Especially top-tier sponsors: Sow True Seed, Roots Hummus, and The828.
–Chris Smith, WNC Garlic Festival