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How should garlic be stored and how long will it last?

Garlic should keep for a few weeks on your kitchen countertop.  If you wish to get maximum storage keep it in a cool, subdued light, dry setting with air.  An open box in a basement–great; a plastic bag in the back of the fridge– the worst. Remember though the hardneck varieties (our favorites) don’t last as long as softnecks: 3-6 months vs. 7-9+ months and the count begins in September. One other bit of advice: use the larger bulbs first as the smaller ones seem to store longer.

Whats a good way to peel garlic?

A really slick way we just learned about from a BWF garlic fan is to put the cloves in a steel bowl, put another steel bowl upside down on the so the rims match and then shake shake shake.  A few moments later POOF! Your garlic is ready to go.  A garlic press is also a good option.  You can leave the skin on, or not, load it up and with one good squeeze your fresh minced garlic awaits.

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OK, so it's true we haven't updated our BWF website for quite sometime, but the truth is we don't use this site at the moment.

We don't grow garlic anymore, but we do sell farm fresh Backwater eggs, stewing hens, boiler chickens, honey, way killer good jellies and jams, produce when seasonal, and grass fed/grass finished finished GMO/hormone/antibiotic free black angus beef by the whole, half, quarter, etc.

And we even now have a farm store/gallery open Saturdays from 12 PM-4 PM carrying all these Hands On, Done Right, Proud of It goodies and more. And we have some of best of the best retail sites like the Astoria Food Co-op & Patty Cakes Cafe and Roasting here in Cathlamet. So the best way to reach us is to swing by 320 E. Birnie Slough Road in Cathlamet, WA 98612 one of these Saturdays, head to the Co-op or Patty's, or simply follow us on Facebook.

As for here, it's going to nap bit longer.

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