Heirloom Garlic in NE Illinois
September 20, 2009 11:17 AM   Subscribe

I'd like to find a source in NE Illinois or even Chicago for heirloom seeds and garlic for my Aunt, bricks and mortar if possible. I couldn't seem to find anything promising online, and there are a lot of online places, but I'm in Canada so I have no experience with the U.S. based companies.

I'm looking for some large cloved hardneck garlics, as well as other types of heirloom seeds. Seed Savers Exchange is sold out of garlic but I might point her to them for other things. Ideally seeds grown in a similar climate would be better than getting seeds from elsewhere.
posted by glip to Home & Garden (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I would give the ladies at Three Sisters Garden a try. They specialize in heirloom varieties and if they don't grow garlic themselves will almost certainly know who in the area does.
posted by MsMolly at 12:46 PM on September 20, 2009

Send a query to MrBrownThumb here or here. He'll be able to find you something.
posted by nax at 3:26 PM on September 20, 2009

Seeds Savers Exchange. Illinois outlets here. Crystal Lake, Geneva and Chicago locations are the closest.

Also, look around their main site for gifts and more info.
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 4:17 PM on September 20, 2009

Oops, helps if I read the whole question! Sorry.
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 4:17 PM on September 20, 2009

No, thanks for the link to the outlets, I didn't realise they had stores.
posted by glip at 3:07 PM on September 21, 2009

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