• Caring for the Planet with Smart Sustainable Farming •
Luff Farms was established in 1955 by Francis and Katherine Luff. Their main enterprise was dairy farming, however, they were also involved in growing vegetables, grains, and hay. They retired from dairy farming in 1970 but continued selling several kinds of vegetables at their roadside stand. Farming and vegetable sales continued through the years and bridged three generations. Their daughter, Janice Charles, with help from William Beck, have continued growing garlic and vegetables on a smaller scale since 2000.
Janice has now included her son Kurt Lanning and his wife Lori into their endeavors. This four-partner team plans to increase all facets of Luff Farms by building upon the family's long history of farming without use of pesticides. In December of 2017 we were awarded as "Certified Naturally Grown" and look forward to obtaining other important designations as we deem necessary.
Our mission at Luff Farms is to build and sustain an organic community that rewards all that are in involved with the production of our goods and services. By promoting conservation and "intelligent farming" practices, we strive to build a better understanding of important environmental values which will therefore help us all strive to save our planet.
Luff Farms produces six types of Gourmet Garlic (Asian Tempest, Chesnok Red, German White, German Red, Majestic, Music). Medicinal Benefits of Garlic
This hardneck garlic features generally large bulbs with fat cloves and packs a punch if eaten raw, but cooked it develops an intriguing sweet and tangy flavor akin to sweet pepper. Great with stir fry, chicken or pork dishes.
Excellent for cooking, holding its flavor and offering a distinctive, lingering taste. Chesnok Red is the sweetest roasting garlic; it doesn't just taste garlicky, it tastes sweet. Perfect in Garlic Ice Cream!
German White has a strong, robust and long lasting flavor. Being a Porcelain garlic, it can be hot when raw, but mellows upon cooking. Good for pesto or hummus; and has a great nutty taste when caramelized.
This golden garlic adds aromatic flavor to stews, vegetables, and wild game. German Red has a unique flavor that stands out in a dish without overwhelming other flavors. A great garlic for roasting or use in crockpot cooking.
One of the mildest flavored Porcelain garlics and is great served raw in salads. It is also good for stir fry as it does not have an overwhelming aroma. It's perfect for those people that are sensitive to strong garlic.
It has a very rich taste with medium heat, but is spicy raw. It mellows to a balanced flavor when cooked. It also has a very high content of Allicin, which researchers believe is high in antioxidants.
Can't decide which variety to try? With a Chef's Sampler Pack, you'll get all of our great varieties: Asian Tempest, German White, Majestic, Music, Chesnok Red and German Red. It's the perfect way to experience the taste differences of gourmet garlic. This one pound pack includes a mininum of two bulbs of every variety, each color coded for easy use. Enjoy, and let us know your favorites!
Luff Farms grows a wide variety of fresh vegetables including tomatoes, squash, red and yellow onions, broccoli, brussel sprouts, carrots, a multitude of hot and mild peppers and more.
Look for us at seasonal farmers' markets in Watertown, Clayton, Cape Vincent and Alexandria Bay -- or stop by our roadside stand.
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