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We started Boundary Garlic in 2002 on the Caron Ranch. My husband, Henry Caron, grew up on the ranch. He is a farmer and a photographer. Almost all the pictures on this site were taken by Henry on our farm. In 2004 he began building the Garlic Palace, so called because the main room has a vaulted ceiling and walls of windows with magnificent views to the north and south. When it is not being used for the garlic harvest it is available for woodworking, gatherings or what-have-you.

I am Sonia Stairs. I have had a varied career. Since moving to the Boundary I have been a resource management consultant, teacher and administrator. Now I am leading Dances of Universal Peace; the Dances are moving meditations.

Over the years we have grown much of our own food and I enjoy developing new recipes. Having so many flavours of fresh and dried garlic to experiment with has been great fun.

We are finding garlic to be a fascinating crop. Each cultivar has its own personality and cultural preferences. For the first eight years we acquired more named strains of garlic and when we had multiplied up the ones that did reasonably well here we offered them for sale. We worked our way up to over two hundred strains and then we began to reduce the number of cultivars, keeping a representative selection from each of the ten garlic varieties and concentrating on the Porcelains and some of the Purples which are particularly successful here.

We have always grown organically and since 2004 our garlic fields have been BC Certified Organic.

The seed garlic business is also fun from the marketing point of view. Garlic lovers love to talk garlic and so it is a pleasure to do business with novice and experienced eaters and growers of this wonderful bulb.


 

 

History of the Caron Ranch

What is Organic Certification?

 

 



Mountain Lady Slipper photograph Mountain Lady Slipper

Photograph of Mariposa Lily Mariposa Lily

Boundary Garlic in Midway  British Columbia Canada