Alpha Garlic Farm
259 Salt Springville Rd
Fort Plain NY 13339
Neal and April:
Garlic cloves, garlic bulbs, and potatoes
Stan and Adeline Erkson, along with son Neal (April) and grandchildren, Vanessa and Colin, have been farming for more than 40 years. Garlic and shallots are Stan's specialty and he is training the younger generations to continue to provide excellent quality and service.
We have been growing garlic since 1993 and are proud that our garlic has become known for its hardiness and taste. Shallots were added in 2010. Due to family illness, we unfortunately do not have them this year. Expect a return in 2019!
Visit Products for information on the varieties of garlic we offer. We encourage home gardeners to visit the Home Gardener page for useful tips. Make sure to click on Order for the BEST garlic for growing and eating.
We're proud that everything we sell is grown on our family farm in the beautiful Mohawk Valley of upstate New York.
Photo by Vanessa Erkson. August 8, 2016
July 2018: The scapes are all picked and the garlic is growing beautifully! The late spring this year meant that scapes were late as well, but the garlic itself is looking wonderful. Stan has arrived home from Florida to oversee the operations once again and the grandchildren are ready to start helping with the harvest. Initial deliveries of garlic are expected mid to late August, so we are now taking orders.
Some German White Garlic Scapes. One morning of picking - we were tired! The Saugerties Garlic Festival is September 29 - 30. Visit us at Booth B38 - we'll see you there!