As regular readers of TendingMyGarden know, after 5 years of footing the bill for the expense of keeping TMG up and running to help readers garden, I was unable to do that last year because of Bill being critically ill. (Being ill is expensive any way you shake it. Loss of income; plus, every time you turn around there’s a new problem to deal with and it all costs money.)
Fortunately, a handful of readers, who wanted to help and were able, came to the rescue.
Why I’ve Not Accepted Much Advertising on TMG
As TMG has gained more readers and more attention over the past year or two, I get a good number of requests from various businesses wanting to advertise on my site. Until now, none of them has shared the organic values that TMG encourages. So, I’ve always declined their offers.
You can imagine how surprised and delighted I was to receive an email at the end of July from a small company (run by two families) whose organic values were in line with TMG’s.
GetGarlic.com offers more than 20 varieties of organically grown gourmet garlic for planting or eating. Their large bulbs of seed garlic are grown specifically to be used as seed and produce healthy, hardy garlic in your garden.
It especially appeals to me that these folks grow all the garlic they sell. They’re NOT re-sellers. When you buy from someone who is re-selling a product (be it seed potatoes, garlic, etc) you never really know what you’re getting because in all probability the seller doesn’t know either. (I encountered that problem just last year with potatoes.)
The two families (and the farms of course) are located in Southern Wisconsin. The Greenberg Farm has been owned and operated by that family since it was established in 1908. They also raise beef and pork. The Korleski family owns and works the Blossom and Bean farm.
Trial Period of 3 Months
GetGarlic.com will be advertising on TMG for a trial period of 3 months. Although the cost of their advertising (for 3 months) does not pay all of what it costs to keep TMG up and running, it sure goes a long way towards helping. If the results of the trial period are good, they may advertise more.
It’s time to think about ordering garlic for fall planting and I hope you’ll check out GetGarlic.com’s offerings. If you like what you see, please consider ordering from this small two-family owned company who tends their garlic by hand.
You’ll be supporting TMG at the same time.
I hope you’ll join me (by leaving a comment) in welcoming GetGarlic.com to TendingMyGarden.
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