The garlic gamble

Mary Baxter photo: The production line at the Garlic Box's food processing facility in Hensall.
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Mary Baxter is editor of and a contributing editor of Better Farming magazine, the largest circulating farm magazine in Ontario and Canada’s top website for online farm news. In 2007, she, along with her former Better Farming colleagues won the Canadian Association of Journalists' Award for Investigative Journalism in the magazine category. In 2012, she also won the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists’ Star Prize for print journalism. Mary is based in London, ON.




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People in the garlic industry predict a strong season ahead.

“It’s probably 30 percent higher in the province from last year to this year,” said Paul Smith of Northern Equipment Solutions, an equipment dealer near Barrie, Ont., that sells garlic equipment.

Many expect the crop in Ontario, where most of the country’s garlic is grown, to surpass the 1,000 acres.

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