Adams Garlic is a small family farm located in Southwest Wisconsin. Our hardneck garlic seed and culinary garlic is grown naturally using sustainable farming practices, without the use of chemical pesticides or herbicides or synthetic fertilizers.
Mulching our garlic field suppresses weeds and maintains moisture. We spend many hours hand weeding and use a cultivator to keep our field clean. Our soil is tested yearly and amended to optimize soil and plant health. Cover crops and crop rotation are utilized to improve soil structure and fertility, fix nitrogen, and suppress weeds, diseases, and pests.
In 2016, we began a partnership with Southwest Opportunities Center, a Community Rehabilitation Center in Southwest Wisconsin dedicated to providing employment and programming for adults with disabilities. Clients of Southwest Opportunities Center perform the cleaning of our garlic.
Through our hard work and partnerships, we are able to offer you high-quality naturally grown seed garlic and eating garlic.
We are Don and Angela Adams, the owners and operators of Adams Garlic, a small farm in Southwest Wisconsin. Agriculture has been a family tradition for generations. We both grew up on small dairy farms near Cassville, Wisconsin. While other pursuits have taken us far from the Midwest, our family and our love for the countryside eventually brought us back to the farm that Don was raised on.
Throughout the years, whether near or far, our agricultural roots have kept us tied to the land. And with Don’s pressing desire for his own business, we knew agriculture was a great fit. Knowing that traditional dairy farming would not work for us, we began looking for a high-value crop that could be produced on a small acreage. After much research and several dead-ends, Don asked, “What about garlic?” We began to learn as much as we could about planting and growing garlic, from the many unique varieties to the proper care and growing conditions for garlic. And we learned that there is an incredible demand for high quality garlic. We found our answer! So in autumn 2013, we planted our first garlic crop. We have since focused on growing several varieties of hardneck garlic as both garlic seed and eating garlic.
We hope you enjoy eating or planting our garlic as much as we do!