Whistling Duck Farm is located in the Applegate Valley of Southern Oregon between Medford and Grants Pass. It is our home, farmstead and livelihood. Our farm is certified organic by the Oregon Department of Agriculture, ecologically based and located on 22 acres of fertile, deep loam soils at an elevation of 1149 ft. Our farming methods, coupled with excellent soils and an ideal climate allow us to grow high quality, nutritious produce for our local community and the highest quality certified organic seed garlic for our fellow farmers and gardeners.
Certified Organic Gourmet Garlic Seed
We also trial and grow certified organic gourmet seed garlic, both for our local markets and for farmers and gardeners across the country. Our climate and well-drained soils allow us to grow many varieties of organic garlic. For 2014 we have the following varieties available:
- Artichoke seed garlic – Inchelium Red
- Silverskin seed garlic – Silver Rose, Silverskin
- Rocombole seed garlic – German Red, Spanish Roja
- Porcelain seed garlic – Music, Romanian, Georgian Crystal, Georgian Fire, German Extra Hardy, German White
- Purple Stripe seed garlic – Chesnok, Persian Star, Siberian Marbled
- Asiatic seed garlic – Asian Tempest, Pyong Vang
- Creole seed garlic – Pescadero Red, Creole Red, Aglio Rosso
We sell these varieties to restaurants, at our on-farm store and at local farmer’s markets, and we select the best for sale as seed garlic. Click on our “Organic Seed Garlic” heading to purchase our high quality certified organic garlic seed.
On The Farm
Since 2005, we also operate our on-site Farm Store, providing our local community with farm-fresh produce and other locally produced foods and crafts. Check out the heading for “Farm Store” for directions and a listing of seasonal offerings. Our location right on Highway 238 provides us an incredible opportunity to not just sell vegetables but to really show our local community what small-scale organic farming is all about.
Our Renewable Energy Project
In July of 2011 we added a new barn to our farm, with a 10kw PV grid-tied system on top! This barn provides drying space and storage for our garlic seed and winter crops, and provides power to the full barn complex, including the Farmstore, walk-in coolers, workshop, washing facilities and propagation greenhouse.
By successfully integrating for-profit, community-based certified organic farming and ecological land use, we hope to sustain ourselves, raise our children to be happy, self-aware, innovative and purposeful, feed others and provide an example of a viable alternative for farmers, gardeners and consumers alike.
Shop mindfully, garden joyously, eat well. Join us!
Mary and Vince Alionis and family.