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Feature Article - August 16, 2007

2007 Verona Lions Garlic Festival

The Verona Lions Club is pleased to announce the 2007 Verona Lions Garlic Festival, Lions Hall, 4504 Verona Sand Road, Verona, on Saturday, Sept. 1 from 9am to 5pm. Admission is $5 for adults, kids under 16 are free.

The festival will highlight the finest garlic from the top growers of Eastern Ontario and local food products of the Frontenac Farmers Market.

Along with crafts, local produce and garlic food concessions from outstanding vendors, the festival is pleased to welcome several special guests.


Garlic for Breakfast with Ted Mazcka, the Fish Lake Garlic Man, will kick off the cooking show for the day. Not only is Ted a pioneer and icon in the world of garlic, his personal style and sense of humour makes for a not-to-be-missed event. Ted's observations on garlic, life and the state of the universe are sure to leave you laughing. The Two Organic Ladies Cooking Show is a feature presented by Glennis Harwig and Janet Duncan. The ladies deliver their message on the benefits of healthy, locally grown, quality organic food with a delightful mix of song, bawdy humour and taste tests in a cooking demonstration that has toured the countryside.

Paul Pospisil, The Garlic Guru is also the editor of the leading industry publication, the Garlic News. Paul is an authority on all things garlic and will be presenting a seminar on Garlic Varieties. If you are interested in growing garlic in your garden, this is the place to be!

The Great Garlic Luncheon runs from noon to 2 pm. Tickets are now on sale; $17 includes gate admission. This is a licensed event. Tickets are available at Local Family Farms and Frontenac Farmers Market in Verona or by calling 613-374-3081.

Menu: Garlic teriyaki, beef kabob, fresh vegetable with tzatziki sauce, Garlic garden salad, Garlic bread, Garlic lemon-ginger Ice Cream, Garlic chocolate chip cookies, tea and coffee

Garlic Cooking Shows - 9:30am - Garlic for Breakfast with Ted Mazcka; The Fish Lake Garlic Man 10:30; Two Organic Ladies Cooking Show 1pm. Mayor's Challenge:Mayor Janet Gutowski of Central Frontenac vs. Mayor Gary Davison of South Frontenac 2pm. Special Guests and more from some of Kingston and areas finest chefs to 4pm.

Gardening Seminars: 10am Garlic in the Home Garden with Ken Willis; 11am Garlic Varieties with Paul Pospisil, The Garlic Guru; 2pm Eastern Ontario Garlic Awards Presentations. 3pm Garlic in the Home Garden. Entertainment: Afternoon concerts by fiddle virtuoso, Caroline Stewart and Verona's own BAUDER ROAD.

The 2007 Eastern Ontario Garlic Awards Competitions will be hosted by the Verona Lions Garlic Festival, sponsored by the National Farmers Union and Haan Over View Farms. The overall winner is presented the Woodman Trophy and declared Champion Garlic Grower; the runner up is Reserve Champion Garlic Grower. Sanctioned by the Ontario Horticultural Society. Growers wishing to enter the 2007 competitions may obtain entry forms and competition guidelines from the Garlic Awards Foundation; phone Paul Pospisil at 613-273-5683 or e- mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For information on the Verona Lions Garlic Festival: Ken and Linda Willis at 613-374- 3081 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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