In 1999 we recognised there was a market for premium garlic. Our Really Garlicky story therefore grew from a husband and wife team of traditional farmers who felt the need to diversify in order to safeguard their livelihoods. After two years of trials, the Really Garlicky Company was launched in 2001 and began selling at farmers markets.
In 2001 the crop was 1.5 acres. 2010’s crop which will be harvested in July will be around 30 acres, grown on Craggie Farm near Nairn in the Scottish Highlands.
The variety Porcelain Hardneck Garlic was ideal because it has a much sweeter flavour than more conventional grown varieties and suited our Highland climate. It also has large cloves and a skin which is easy to peel. Really Garlicky Garlic does not leave the bitter aftertaste consumers so often associate with garlic.
Really Garlicky Garlic is grown, packed and distributed direct from the farm hence giving us full traceability over the crop. We are members of the ‘Assured Produce’ scheme and ‘LEAF Marque’ the environmental scheme.
The first value-added product we produced was Garlic Bread. Now we have a range of delicious Garlicky Goodies all made with British ingredients where possible and without Additives or Colourings. Along the way we have gathered a number of awards including Made in Britain Best Farm Entrenpreneur in 2008, 3 Great Taste Awards, and Country Living Rural Business Woman in 2003 (see our awards page for more). Rick Stein has also been to visit making us a Rick Stein Food Hero!
We supply Waitrose, Scottish Tesco Stores, E H Booths as well as a large number of independent outlets UK wide. We also attend a number of events across the UK sampling our Garlicky Goodies! Follow your nose and you will find us!
Gilli is a cook trained at Leiths Cookery School in London. So all our recipes are tried and tested - usually by everyone in the office!
We want our customers to enjoy their garlicky experience as much as we have. We consider ourselves to be an exciting small company committed to growing and delivering high quality garlic products.