Eastern Ontario Garlic Festival returns
The fifth annual Eastern Ontario Garlic Festival produced by Kozroots Community Empowerment Projects (KCEP) in partnership with the Eastern Ontario Agri-food Network is being hosted at Marlin Orchards and Garden Centre this Sunday, September 29th from 10 am to 4 pm.
“Marlin Orchards and Garden Centre is excited to be hosting the garlic festival showcasing garlic, artisans and local community groups. We have sponsored the decor with our plants at the event each year in the past, but have not been able to attend, so it is great that it is taking place on our grounds and we can participate,” shared Diane Lunan, who leads the family-run business at Marlin Orchards.
Marlin Orchards and Garden Centre has been a fixture in the region of South Eastern Ontario for over 50 years. They are located in the Township of South Glengarry, an hour and a half from both Montreal and Ottawa. The family-owned destination spot offers locals and tourists original gifts, Marlin’s brands of honey and pickles, apples, high quality plants, gardening expertise, and their famous hot apple donut.
“It is a place to be on any day, and we invite you to come to Marlin’s as we celebrate garlic, artisans, and community groups,” said Brenda Norman, founder and Community Projects Officer of KCEP.
As a local grassroots not-for-profit organization, KCEP has at the heart of all its initiatives and projects, the goal of supporting the local community, agri-food and, of course, garlic in all forms. From pickled to powder, black garlic to whole bulbs, and seed and garlic scape products, you will find garlic galore.
There will be something for everyone. Baldwin House will be selling tickets to their Heart of Fashion event coming up on October 17th. Other organizations will be engaging the public regarding their initiatives and how they can get involved and access their services including: Habitat for Humanity, SASS, Canada Home Stay Network, and Warm Up Cornwall who will be accepting snow suits and winter wear donations on location. Bonville Garden, one of the producing partners, will offer workshops for beginners and expert gardeners. Other vendors will also facilitate activity at their booths throughout the day.
In addition, this year #eogarlicfest will feature tasty food prepared by Thai Khmer Cuisine using local produce and garlic, and an assortment of beverages. Along with all the garlic there will be a community art collaboration, and all sorts the apples and fall plants in the garden centre.
The event is free to the public, donations are greatly appreciated.
Marlin Orchard and Garden Center is located at 6864 Orchard Road, just off of County Road 2, east of Cornwall.
Looking for other fun things to do in the area? Make sure to check out our Events page for info on upcoming events in Cornwall and SDG Counties.
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