Grown in Certified Organic Soil
Here at LaRiviere Farms, we grow and sell certified organic garlic in the beautiful valley of Coldstream, B.C. We use a healthy soil biology approach in all aspects of our farm. The health of our soil is our number one priority. A healthy terrain produces a healthy crop and we know you can taste the quality in our produce. Our organic certification covers garlic, rhubarb, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, and market garden produce. Our main focus is garlic, but we look forward to serving you with more delicious products in the future, as our business expands.
Organic Seed Garlic
The Health Benefits of Garlic
We love garlic! Besides the benefits of organic food production, as an herb, garlic has many health benefits. The main ingredient in garlic is allicin, which has antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and antioxidant properties – all vital for keeping you healthy. Garlic is also full of vitamins and nutrients like vitamins B1, B6, and vitamin C, manganese, calcium, copper and selenium. The best way to eat garlic is raw on an empty stomach for maximum digestion. Condiments like guacamole, salsa and garlic-based salad dressings are easy to make and delicious. Garlic improves heart health by improving blood flow and lowering cholesterol. It also slows atherosclerosis – commonly known as hardening of the arteries, which can lead to heart attack or stroke. Garlic reduces arthritis pain because its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties help reduce swelling. Garlic also boosts immunity because the nutrients in this super-herb help the immune system function better and help the body process minerals. Garlic’s antioxidant and antimicrobial properties fight fungal infections and help the body guard itself from germs. Eating fresh, raw, organic garlic as part of your diet aids digestion, and guards against cancer because it has allyl sulfur, that can slow cancerous cells from growing.
Shopping for garlic in the Okanagan? Come and visit our store from May to December. We would love to meet you!
You can find us at garlic festivals throughout British Columbia.