COMING SOON : QUEBEC-GROWN GARLIC
July 25 2017: Online store opening for the 2017 harvest
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OUR GARLIC FLOWERS
our passion: garlic
Due to our 25 years of experience as garlic producers, our Quebec-grown garlic stands out for its long-lasting freshness, bold taste and great appearance. You love garlic? You will love ours even more!
Our flagship product, fermented garlic flowers, makes cooking easier. This unique seasoning will enhance all your recipes: it is easy to digest and leaves no garlic breath.
CHEFS and BLOGgers love our products
"Le Petit Mas, in Compton, produces really amazing garlic."
— Danny St-Pierre, chef
"For me, they're a great discovery."
— Bob le chef, about fermented garlic flowers
"The garlic flower is the ideal accompaniment to wine. Contrary to regular garlic, which often destabilizes wine,
the garlic flower is one of its best friends."
— Tastevino, food blogger
1- Buy fresh Quebec garlic in season: In addition to being more flavourful, juicy and exquisitely crisp, fresh garlic doesn't have its germ! (Buy it directly from our our online store as of early August.) 2- Buy garlic directly from producers: Garlic bought directly from producers has never been stored in cold rooms, which cause the cloves to germinate early. (The producer: that’s us!) 3- Buy garlic from an experienced producer: The way garlic is dried is critical for ensuring that it will keep well throughout the year. Experienced producers know how to process garlic at each of the different steps of production to ensure the quality of the bulbs. (Le Petit Mas has 25 years of experience!) 4- Buy a garlic variety that naturally stores well: Garlic varieties do not all have the same shelf life. The Music variety we grow naturally keeps well (it will keep from one harvest to the next), while other varieties have a shorter shelf life. (The Music variety is the one we sell!) 5- Follow your producer’s advice on how to store garlic: Ultimately, if you buy our garlic, keep it handy on your kitchen counter or in your cupboard at room temperature (around 20°C). Since our garlic has not undergone a dormancy period (which happens when it is kept in the cold), its biological clock has stopped. The germ will grow very slowly inside the bulbs and won’t come out for several months—or even not at all—before the next harvest. Order your Quebec garlic as of early August and enjoy it throughout the year! While waiting for the next harvest, try our fermented garlic flowers, available year-round in stores. Once opened, the jar keeps in the fridge for over two years!
Le Petit Mas, a Quebec agribusiness specializing in growing organic garlic, has been using fermentation to preserve its garlic scapes since 1989. Fermented products, such as sauerkraut, tempeh, kombucha, kimchi, kefir, and sourdough bread, have made a remarkable comeback in our food habits in recent years, and not without reason.