CRANKY CARLS FARMS, Non Gmo Organic Pork, Heritage Hogs, and Garlic

CRANKY CARLS FARM
Growing Only the Best, Most Natural Foods
(406) 359-1447

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Garlic is sustainably grown, meaning, we use only natural soil amended with wood chips, pig, cow and chicken maure.

Our garlic is watered with only natural high Montana mountain run off. Sitting 1/2 way up the large Ksanka mountain range, our farm has no houses or farms above our field, only vast amounts of forest so no water contamination. This is something most people forget to think about when buying garlic. All the big companies that grow garlic are all watered with city or drainage water, which contains, who know what. Rest assured our garlic is completely chemical free. We use Bat Guano, and manure tea to fertilize. WE dont use ANY STORE BOUGHT "organic or Natural" fertilizers, because we don't believe in anything synthetic even if they do call it organic.

Offerings: click on each variety to view and order

GERMAN WHITE GARLIC
Sold out 2017

German White Garlic is one of the most widely grown garlic. The flavor is a full body taste with a little zing when eaten raw, but produces a very flavorful gentle taste when cooked. Our German White is unique in that most bulbs have only 4 or VERY arge cloves vs. grocery store Garlic that hast over 15 small, difficult to peel and use. Our garlic cloves are so equisite you'll want to slice them and show them off in your meals.

SPANISH ROJA GARLIC Sold out 2017

 

Spanish Roja garlic is defined almost entirely by its flavor. Its tan to violet-blushed sheath of wrappers encapsulates large ivory cloves with a flavor so strong, hot and robust that it sticks around for a long time.It has been described as one of the most spicey garlics with a rich flavor both cooked and raw.

BLOSSOM SALE

Medium dark purple striped bulbs with 4 to 5 large cloves. Blossom is smooth and mellow when baked and hot when raw.

GERMAN RED SALE

German Red is a flavorful, aromatic garlic that is hot and spicy at first but quickly mellows and leaves no garlic after taste.

RUSSIAN INFERNO Sold out 2017

Russian Inferno has huge flavor and and keeps it through out cooking. It is quite bold raw and once cooked, retains its strong flavor with a bit of a sweet aftertaste.

CHESNOK RED Sold out 2017

Chesnok is a versatile hardneck that produces large bulbs with purple striped wrappers. It has a medium-hot flavor that becomes sweet and lingering when cooked

SIBERIAN GARLIC SALE

Siberian’s flavor is rich, full and excellent cooked. Mild at firt, then hot zing at the end eaten raw. Siberian is a VERY LARGE bulb in good soil.

PURPLE GLAZER SALE

Purple Glazer is a vivid, royal purple tinged garlic that makes it one of the most attractive garlics. It is known for being one of the best baked garlics with a sweet roasted flavor.

MUSIC GARLIC Sold out 2017

One of our most popular varieties due to taste, vigorous growth, and 4 to 6 large easy to peel cloves. Flavor is rich, strong, robust and pungent. Growers will get extra large bulbs consistently! Easy to grow with beautiful white bulbs and very large very flavorful cloves. This variety holds its strong spice even when cooked.
 

Hardneck varieties produce a flower stalk called a scape. The scapes can be harvested and eaten in a number of ways; they are delicious! The flowers eventually form bulbils that can be planted as seed but they will usually produce small round bulbs the first year that need to be replanted. Hardneck varieties include: Rocambole, Standard Purple Stripe, Glazed Purple Stripe, Marbled Purple Stripe, Porcelain, Asiatic, Turban Artichokes, and Creole subvarieties. Here’s a photo of the garlic tops and the resulting bulbils.
(porcelain hardneck variety) German White Garlic is one of the most widely grown garlic. It stores well, has large size easy to peel cloves. The flavor is a full body taste with a little zing when eaten raw, but produces a very flavorful gentle taste when cooked. Great for pestos, pastas, sauces, and even roasted. Absolutely fabulous for garlic bread!

 

German White Seed Garlic, is a HARDNECK Garlic also know as Porcelain.


Cranky Carls Gourmet Garlic bulbs are great for seed garlic as most bulbs are 2+ inches, with 4 to 5 large cloves per bulb. Grown and the mountains of Montana, the seed is also fabulous for for cooking because of its zesty yet mild flavor.

 

german white garlic

 

German White Garlic is one of the most widely grown garlic. It stores well, has large size easy to peel cloves. The flavor is a full body taste with a little zing when eaten raw, but produces a very flavorful gentle taste when cooked. Great for pestos, pastas, sauces, and even roasted. Absolutely fabulous for garlic bread! Cranky Carls Gourmet Garlic is unique in that most bulbs have only 4 or 5 Large cloves vs. grocery store Garlic that hast over 15 small, difficult to peel and use. Our garlic cloves are so equisite you'll want to slice them and show them off in your meals.

 

extra large 3" german white garlic bulbs

 

Porcelain garlics may be the most beautiful garlics of all and sometimes seem too beautiful to eat. Their bulb wrappers tend to be very thick, luxuriant and parchment-like and tightly cover their few, but large, cloves. The outer bulb wrappers are often very white to milky and light tan although some some, like Romanian Red, tend to some purple striping as you peel away the wrappers. Their appearance tempts one to wonder whether they were sculpted by some great artist rather than something grown in the ground. There are no smaller cloves as most cloves are large and fat this makes them a great favorite with chefs.

 

our montana garlic field

 

German White Garlic also stores well because of our long and proper curing process.

 

Once harvested, usually mid August, our garlic is hung in our well ventilated barn, with fans. Bulbs and stalks remain together forcing the stalk juices to run down into the bulb for our signature Montana flavor.

 

hanging german white garlic to cure

Eating vs. Planting:
The only difference is we try to have very clean garlic for eating:
Planting may have small inperfections in the skins, Only difference is visual.
German White Bulbs: 4-6 cloves per bulb
JUMBO 2.5 plus inch bulbs
$21.00 per lb
SOLD OUT 2017
German White Bulbs: 4-6 cloves per bulb
Large 2 inch bulbs
$17.00 per lb
SOLD OUT 2017
German White Bulbs: 4-6 cloves per bulb
Medium Bulbs
1.5 to 2 inch bulbs
$14.00 lb
SOLD OUT 2017
German White Bulbs:2-6 cloves per bulb. Smaller bulbs, but still very nice large cloves
Small Bulbs
1.0 to 1.5 inch bulbs
$10.00 lb
SOLD OUT 2017
Variety Pack, a matched combiniation of German white, German Red, Siberian, Spanish Roja, Siberian, Russian Inferno, Blossom, Purple Glazer and Music
Your combo pack will have 2 of five different varieties, depending on availability.
Varieties, depend on what we have in stock: you will recieved equal number of bulbs in 5 varieties.
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Great Garlic, Great Pigs, and Great Poultry!

 

We started with the Garlic, and have added the Heritage hogs, Berries, Poulty, Eggs and Veggies. We sell our pork and food locally as well as cross country. Please visit each of our pages to check out what whe do and what we are all about.

 

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