Garlic in Cattaraugus County

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Who doesn’t love garlic?! Although most commonly associated with Mediterranean cuisine, this flavorful member of the Allium family also plays a huge role in Asian, Middle-Eastern, Latin American and, of course, American cuisine. Those of us who live in Cattaraugus County find ourselves in good company—growers, chefs, artisans, and vendors with garlic and garlic-themed products can be found throughout the county.

Looking for a way to bring more garlic into your life? (There's always room for more!) Check out what Cattaraugus County has to offer in late summer and autumn:

Area Farmers’ Markets

May - October

Garlic For Sale

The nutrient rich soil of  the Enchanted Mountains is ideal for growing many different kinds of fruits and vegetables, including garlic. Looking for some fresh, locally grown garlic? Five area markets sell to the public during the growing season: REAP Olean, Southern Tier (Olean), Salamanca, South Dayton, and Franklinville. For dates, times, and locations, check out our Farmers' Market page.

Community-Supported Agriculture

Canticle Farm & Native Offerings Farm

Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms ask customers (shareholders) to pay up front for a season-long supply of vegetables, fruit, and/or meat that varies weekly. Not only is this is a great way to support local agriculture, it also gives shareholders many opportunities to learn—they can help plant, maintain, and harvest crops alongside their farmers (above).  Want to learn more about CSAs in Cattaraugus County?

canticlefarm.org | nativeofferings.com

Mark putting garlic in truck

Area Restaurants

Too hot to cook? Let an area chef give your garlic fix!

Caddilac Jack's Mussels

3rd Base Bar & Grill’s Spicy Garlic Wings

Garlic Roasted Hummus at Brother’s Bistro

Hot Lips Garlic Mussels at Cadillac Jack’s (above)

The Horseshoe Inn’s Butter & Garlic Haddock Dinner

Bruschetta Garlic Bread at Villaggio

2017 Cuba Garlic Festival

September 16 + 17, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT

Empire City Farms, 105 South St., Cuba, NY

This festival is just a short drive from Cattaraugus County, in neighboring Allegany County. With over 100 local vendors, garlic growers, cooking demonstrations, live music, and entertainment for the kids, the Cuba Garlic Festival is a great place to spend the last weekend of summer. You can buy local garlic from area farmers, learn how to braid it for proper storage, then pick up some great tips during one of the cooking demos.

For more information, visit

facebook.com/cubagarlicfestival/

The Cattaraugus County Tourism trailer will be in front of the the Empire City Farms barn! Come see us for a prize and more great information on what to see and do in Cattaraugus County.

About Kate

Cattaraugus County-native Kate comes to Enchanted Mountains Tourism by way of somewhere between 3 and 10 careers in everything from food service to CSA farming to sportsman education. Kate has a penchant for all things dairy, summer bonfires, the banjo, and her Shepherds, Rush & Ida.

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