Boundary Garlic is located on the
Caron Ranch in the Boundary area of British Columbia,
between the Okanagan Valley and the Kootenays. The
ranch land has been in the Caron family for more than
a century and is still important to the extended Caron
family. Going to the ranch for horseback riding and
to help with the haying are childhood memories all
the Caron cousins share.
Xavier Caron, Henry's father, was born on the ranch
and raised cattle all his life. Henry returned
thirty some years ago to help out and gradually took over
running the farm. Garlic has replaced cattle as
the main agricultural product.
The land that has been certified
organic includes fields that were part of a Chinese
market garden about a hundred years ago, in the Boundary
area's mining heyday. Seed potatoes grown here attracted
buyers from the Okanagan, a two-day buggy ride away
(now only an hour's drive by car).