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THURSDAY 30TH APRIL 2020 We are very much still open for business, and Gilli is busy packing and sending out your garlicky orders.  With so many of us experimenting more in the kitchen it is i ...more

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We are very much still open for business, and Gilli is busy packing and sending out your garlicky orders.  With so many of us experimenting more in the kitchen it is important to use the best possible ingredients and our Patagonian Purple garlic bulbs have the most delicious flavour.  Please have a look at our recipe page for inspiration and don't forget to share photos of your tasty dishes with us on social media.

STAY SAFE from The Really Garlicky Family.




We may all be shut in but we can still enjoy good food and in these unsettling times a good diet is even more important.

Our 'New Season' Patagonian Purple garlic bulbs have just arrived this afternoon and are now available to order.

Best wishes to all our customers from 'Team Reallly Garlicky'



UPDATE - Tuesday 17th March 2020

We are currently having problems with the Really Garlicky phone lines leaving them all out of action.

To get hold of us, for general enquiries contact: and for sales enquiries, contact:

Thank you for your cooperation!


14th August 2018

We were featured on 'Hairy Bikers' Best of British' again last Saturday.  For those that saw it and are now wanting to place an order for our 'new season' Scottish garlic please go to our online shop and place your order.  The garlic is nearly ready and orders will be posted in the next couple of weeks, so we ask for your patience while we dry, grade and clean the bulbs ready for dispatch.


11th August 2018

Our green garlic bulbs are now sold out sadly but the rest of this years harvest is now on the dryer at Craggie Farm and will be available to buy in a couple of weeks.  Bulbs this year are slightly smaller due to the lack of rain however the flavour really packs a punch!


31st July 2018

Garlic harvest is now well underway and we have some delicious FRESH GREEN GARLIC BULBS available to buy from our online shop.  Alternatively if you are in the North of Scotland this weekend come and get some direct from the Farmer and his wife at the Black Isle Show which starts tomorrow evening (1st August) and all day Thursday and then we head for the Highland Field Sports Fair at Moy just south of Inverness Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th August).  The B team (Eleanor, Tottie, Katie & Jess) will be at Belladrum, Tartan Heart music festival this weekend feeding festival goes with delicious garlic bread bruscetta.  You will find them in the Food From Argyll food court.  We are all looking forward to a busy garlicky weekend



Thursday 22nd March 2018

We will be featuring on Radio Scotland 'Kitchen Cafe' today at 1:30pm.  Ghillie Basan visited us last week to see our garlic crop just emerging from the ground and Gilli cooked roasted butternut squash and garlic with a wild garlic and roasted garlic Bernaise sauce.



Wednesday 14th March 2018

Our 'New Season' Patagonian Purple Garlic bulbs have just arrived from Argentina and are now available to purchase from our webshop.  They will be hitting the shelves in Waitrose very shortly too!


Friday 12th January 2018

Great to get a mention on Radio 2 Simon Mayo - Drivetime last night.  Nigel Barden cooked up a delicious sounding Herby Chicken Casserole (recipe from Lisa Goodwin-Allen from Northcote hotel and restaurant - see link below).   He used our La Mancha Mauve garlic which is now back in Waitrose stores throughout the UK.  Definately a tasty warming dish to try this weekend.......


Tuesday 31st October 2017

I hope you have all had a super spooky Halloween and have frightened away any ghosts and vampires with lots of Really Garlicky Garlic for dinner.  Eleanor has made a delicious Roasted Pumpkin and Garlic Soup this evening.  The recipe is on the Recipe page if you fancy giving it a go.

There's still time to plant garlic - we managed to finish planting another  20 acres this aftenoon. Visit the webshop to place your order for Autumn planting 'Doocot' seed bulbs. 


Thursday 7th September 2017

SEED GARLIC BULBS are now available to order from our online shop. 'Doocot' is a delicious hardneck variety suitable for autumn planting.  Sold per bulb, each bulb has approx 5 cloves.



Wednesday 23rd August 2017

Orders are now being taken for our new season garlic bulbs, however there is a slight delay in orders being dispatched. Therefore orders will be posted from the beginning of next week.  Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.


Monday 21st August 2017

Our homegrown bulbs are back in season and available to order from our online shop

Seed garlic will be available to order from mid September



Wednesday 2nd August 2017

Busy packing the van this morning for The Black Isle Show, Muir of Ord which starts this evening and is all day tomorrow, then we head for the Highland Game Fair at Moy just south of Inverness, Friday 4th and Sat 5th, so please come and see us if you are in the area.  We will also have our lovely hot garlic ciabatta for sale at Belladrum Tartanheart Music festival this weekend - we will be part of 'Food from Argyll' marquee for the weekend.




Come and visit us in the Food Hall at the Nairn Show, Kinnudie Farm, Auldearn tomorrow Saturday 29th July

We have just finished our garlic harvest for 2017 and will be selling our beautiful fresh green garlic bulbs, garlic bread and all our other delicious garlicky goodies.

If you can't make it to Nairn this weekend, our green garlic is now available to order from our online shop.  Available for a short time only so catch it while you can......




30th June to 2nd July 2017     FIND US IN THE FOODHALL







21st September 2016

APOLOGIES to those still waiting for their Seed garlic orders.  We have been completely inundated with orders over the past couple of weeks and i am peddling really hard to keep up.  We should be caught up by the end of this week.  To those still to order Seed, we still have plenty of bulbs for you to order and no need to panic as planting time is not until the end of October, so you still have time to place your order and get the soil dug over in your veggie patch in preparation!

To order your seed please go to our online shop above and click on the word 'Garlic'  We have two varieties available; 'Doocot' and 'Castano'




16th August 2016

With our garlic harvest safely gathered in, the crop is looking great and we are now in the process of drying it. As soon as we have cleaned it up and sized the bulbs it will be available to purchase again.  Seed bulbs will be available to order from mid-September.



21st December 2015

Last Orders for Christmas delivery is midnight tonight (21.12.15)

All at Really Garlicky would like to wish all our lovely customers a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

We all look forward to Very Garlicky 2016!



10th December 2015

Our delicious Sweet Chilli Mayo has a BUY 1 GET ONE FREE offer until 24th December

Use it to  make the following delicious Christmas nibble

Spicy Prawn Poppadoms

Makes 24

24 cooked and peeled extra large tiger prawns, defrosted if frozen
24 ready-to-eat mini poppadoms
1 jar Really Garlicky Sweet Chilli Mayo
1 tbsp chopped fresh coriander

Dry the prawns on kitchen paper and keep in the fridge.
Lay out the poppadoms on a serving platter

Just before serving, spoon a little Really Garlicky Sweet Chilli Mayo on to each poppadom and stand a prawn on top. Finish with a scattering of chopped coriander and serve immediately.



13th October 2015

Our delicious 'Doocot' garlic has now hit the shelves of Waitrose stores nationwide.  Sold in nets of 3 plump bulbs in its distinctive purple net and 'Really Garlicky Garlic' label.  It should stand out from the crowd!




3rd September 2015

Due to demand for our garlic for planting we have made it available to order on our on-line shop from today.  Orders however will not be sent until mid-September.  We have two varieties for autumn planting this year, they are our new and very successful variety 'Doocot' which is very similar to the Music variety that we previously grew.  We also have some Castano which many of you will be familiar with as we have sold this variety for the last couple of years.


12th August 2015

After a bumper harvest, our new season Scottish Garlic is now available to buy.  Go to our online shop or pop in to one of the lovely farmshops and Delis we supply.



22nd June 2015

GARLIC SCAPES NOW AVAILABLE!  Please go to our online shop to order, lots of lovely recipes on the recipe pages



15th June 2015

At last the weather has started to warm up and we have started picking garlic scapes this morning. The scape is the flowering shoot from the garlic plant and we hand pick each and everyone of them to encourage the plant to put all of its energy into forming the bulb.  Scapes are delicious chopped up and added to a stirfry or simply steamed like a green bean and tossed in butter.  Keep an eye on our webshop as they will be available to purchase very soon, and have a look at our recipe pages for more inspiring ideas of how to cook with garlic scapes.


8th April 2015

After a warm and sunny Easter weekend, the garlic is now growing rapidly and looking green and healthy.  Glen has just given it a fertilizer feed and took this photo for you all to see.



11th March 2015

'New Season' Patagonian Purple garlic now available.  Please go to our webshop to place your order or visit your local Waitrose store.



3rd February 2015

Our 'New Season' Patagonian Purple garlic will be availble in a few weeks time.  Keep an eye on the webshop, it will be updated as soon as it is in stock.



19th June 2014

Scape picking has begun in earnest.  Scapes (or garlic shoots) are the flowering part of the garlic plant.  Once picked the plant will put all its energy into swelling the bulb ready for harvest at the end of July.  Scapes are delicious chopped up in salads and stirfries.  Gilli makes her delicious Paella substituting green beans with garlic scapes.  As with all seasonal vegetables, they are worth waiting for and are all the more better when you have had to wait 11 months to taste them again!!



22nd April 2014

Our 'New Season' Patagonian Purple garlic is now available and delicious!  Variety name 'Castano' which is the same as our La Mancha Mauve garlic and has the same large cloves and pungent flavour.  This will be available in Waitrose stores throughout the UK and on our online shop (just click on the word GARLIC left hand side of Homepage) as well as the usual farmshops and Delis that stock our products.


1st November 2013

SEED GARLIC STILL AVAILABLE - We have two varieties available for planting this year and there is still time to plant it before winter sets in.  'Castano' is a new variety to us this year.  It is a hardneck variety with a pungent flavour.  Also availabel is our 'Music' garlic which we have grown successfully in Scotland for the last 12 years.  Also a hardneck variety with a sweet smooth flavour and large cloves (approx 4 per bulb)  Why not try a few of each and do your own taste test to see which you prefer!



31st July 2013

Harvest has started! Green garlic now being hand picked and prepared.  Order online now for delivery week commencing 5th August.

24th April 2013

Watch the Hairy Bikers visit to The Really Garlicky here and cook their "Chicken with 40 Cloves" recipeHairy Bikers at The Really Garlicky


10th April 2013

'Hairy Bikers, Best of British'  - Look out for the Really Garlicky Family on Friday 12th April BBC2 @ 7.30pm


LAST ORDERS!     There is still time to order a last minute Christmas present.  Order by 12 noon on Thursday 20th December.  We have a Really Garlicky Hamper and some great garlicky gadgets, ideal for stocking fillers!

Glen and I would like to wish all our customers a VERY MERRY GARLICKY CHRISTMAS!!



Dispite it being a frosty morning Glen has started planting our next crop of 'Music' garlic.  He wants to get it safely tucked into the ground before winter really sets in.

Don't worry there is still time for keen gardeners to plant garlic and we still have seed bulbs available, just go to our online shop and click on GARLIC


9th September 2012

SEED GARLIC NOW AVAILABLE!  Our Scottish grown garlic for planting is now available for Autumn planting.  We usually plant our garlic at the end of October, depending on the weather.  We then wait patiently for 9 months and harvest it in July.  Planting instuction sheet sent with each order, but we are always happy to answer queries by email or phone.



30th August 2012

Thank you to all who have waited patiently for our Scottish Garlic bulbs.  The GOOD NEWS is they are now available!  To order please click on GARLIC on our online shop on the left of the homepage.  Seed garlic will be available in a couple of weeks, so still plenty of time to get your order in time for planting at the end of October.


August 2012 - at last what you have all been waiting for.  We have harvested our new crop of garlic bulbs and dispite the awful weather this summer we are very pleased with this years crop.  It is now being dried at the farm and will then be trimmed and size graded.  So, only a couple of weeks more to wait until it will be available for sale again.  Keep watching the online shop, as soon as it is ready, Gilli will update its availability.



29th February 2012  - At last our 'NEW SEASON' Patagonian Purple garlic has arrived.  It is available for purchase now in Waitrose and from our webshop.  Just click on garlic above to place your order.



Our last order date for Christmas delivery is 12 noon, Wednesday 21st December 2011.

Last Christmas the snow and bad weather caused lots of problems and delays for many people sending and receiving mail orders. Courier companies were unable to collect and deliver parcels because roads were closed and the transportation network hit a standstill. Therefore we do always suggest that you place your Christmas order as early as possible to avoid any last minute panic!


January 2011 - New Recipe

Spicy Prawns & Poppodums - view our latest recipe here

25.10.10:    We attended BBC Good Food Show at the weekend in Glasgow.   Gilli did an interview with Fred Macauley for Radio Scotland!


02.08.10:   On Friday we met HRH Prince Charles at a local event at one of our customer's The Storehouse, have a look at our clip on STV, about 16 mins into the clip you will see the piece with Gilli being interviewed.

20.07.10:   We have started harvesting our delicious Scottish Garlic Bulbs!   Green Garlic now available!

09.04.10: Our Garlic crop is looking pleased to see the end of one of the longest winters I can remember. The plants have produced 3 leaves and are about one to two weeks behind normal.

06.04.2010: This week we have heard our Really Garlicky Garlic Butter and Really Garlicky Caramelised Onions with Pure Scottish Garlic have been shortlisted in the 2010 Scottish Food and Drink Excellence Awards! Fingers crossed!!


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