Multi-Farm Garlic Growers Project

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2002: $2,146.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2002
Region: Northeast
State: New Jersey
Project Leader:


  • Vegetables: garlic


  • Education and Training: demonstration, display, farmer to farmer, focus group, networking, on-farm/ranch research, study circle
  • Farm Business Management: cooperatives, value added
  • Sustainable Communities: sustainability measures

    Proposal summary:

    Sharecropping allows farmers to pool labor and consider high-value but labor-intensive crops like garlic. The farmer will present what he and his partner farmers have learned about garlic sharecropping in a publication to be disseminated to other farmers in the Northeast. He will also explore adding value to the garlic crop by recruiting community volunteers to assemble garlic swags and braids as a way of raising funds for their organizations

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