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Eat, stink and be merry at the MV Garlic and Herb Festival

Posted 9/6/22

This year’s Mohawk Valley Garlic and Herb Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Canal Place in historic Little Falls.

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Eat, stink and be merry at the MV Garlic and Herb Festival

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LITTLE FALLS — This year’s Mohawk Valley Garlic and Herb Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Canal Place in historic Little Falls.

Founded in 2000, the Mohawk Valley Garlic and Herb Festival is one of the region’s most popular early autumn agricultural events. The Mohawk Valley has long been established as an ideal location for growing garlic with local producers offering a variety of the finest garlic in the area.

This year’s festival offers the perfect opportunity to talk with garlic growers and learn the benefits of growing garlic and even how to add it to your own garden. The garlic growers can help you determine which varieties of garlic may work best for you and your favorite family recipes.

In addition to garlic growers, the festival features herb growers, artisans, an assortment of food vendors that are known throughout the area for their specialties, and free horse-drawn carriage rides. For a list of this year’s participating vendors visit https://mvghf.com. This year’s festival will also feature live music all day.

Suggested donation for admission is $5 per person or $15 for a family/group. Free shuttle parking takes you straight to the festival. Service dogs are welcome. No other pets allowed.

About the festival

The Mohawk Valley Garlic and Herb Festival was founded in 2000 by a few enthusiastic garlic farmers from the Little Falls area. They had found the soil and climate of the Mohawk Valley to be conducive to growing an excellent garlic crop and that the crop was well received at their local Farmers Market. Some of the first farmers visited, and then began to sell at both the Vermont Garlic Festival and the Hudson Valley Garlic Festival. As the story goes, it was a remark such as: “We should start a Garlic Festival of our own!”

The Mohawk Valley Garlic and Herb Festival is a non-profit agricultural festival that aims to provide information to area would-be farmers and gardeners pertaining to the benefits of growing these crops. For more information, go to thttps://mvghf.com. 

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