Jeff Green | Aug 27, 2009
Back to HomeFeature Article - August 27, 2009 Verona Lions 3rd annual Garlic FestivalBy Julie Druker
Ron Whan just one of many local garlic growers will be selling 9 varieties of garlic at the Verona Lions Garlic Festival on Saturday September 5th a the Verona Lions Hall from 9am-2pm
On Saturday September 5 at the Verona Lions Hall the topic of the day will be garlic.
From 9:00am to 2:00pm various presentations, demonstrations, information and samples will be available for those who love the herb and for those who are curious.
There will be great food, like local beef from the Frontenac Cattlemen’s Association cooked by Jim Lansdell, fabulous sausage from Haanover Farms, breakfast and lunch put on by the Lions, plus all of the fine local taste treats and crafts normally available at the Verona Farmer’s Market - fresh corn, vegetables, jams, preserves, local honey, maple syrup, and baked goods.
Garlic of course will be the main draw and the Frontenac Farmers Market along with other local vendors are offering a year’s supply of over 17 varieties of garlic along with braids, recipes and growing tips.
The event will also include the Eastern Ontario Garlic Awards with prizes for the best single bulb, 12-variety display, educational display and braid.
The event will take place rain or shine. For awards information call Paul Pospisil, director at 613-273-5683.