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.


About Us

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 grow GREAT Garlic!

Some German White Garlic Scapes.  One morning of picking - we were tired!  The Saugerties Garlic Festival is September 28-29, 2019.  Visit us at Booth B38 - we'll see you there!

Alpha Garlic Farm

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259 Salt Springville Rd

Fort Plain NY 13339

Neal and April:




The 2019 Crop

Photo by Vanessa Erkson. August 8, 2016

August 2019: The extremely wet spring was a challenge for us this year.  We have some very nice German White and are working on increasing the yield in our other varieties.  Stan is now 87 and is the chief garlic trimmer, while the grandkids and Neal work the fields.  It sure isn't boring!

Garlic and Produce

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