Hood River Garlic is a small, certified organic garlic seed farm located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Hood River Garlic has over sixteen years of experience growing organic seed garlic. Our success in growing great organic seed garlic and organic culinary garlic comes from lots of hard work and experience. As new owners of Hood River Garlic, we have over 6 years of growing organic seed garlic. Before purchasing Hood River Garlic, our organic seed garlic was purchased by two seed companies to sell through their websites including this one.
Hood River Garlic has been certified Organic by the Washington State Department of Agriculture since 2016. We have a great following of dedicated customers who buy their organic seed garlic from us every year. All Hood River Garlic is grown here in the Northwest. All of our garlic seed stock is US grown and 100% certified organic. We will never grow or sell any organic seed garlic that did not originate from American soil.
All of our customers are valued to us, from the smallest 1/2 pound orders to our largest orders. We are happy to help everyone grow their own organic garlic. We hope you will enjoy growing your organic Hood River Garlic seed as much as we enjoy growing it for you.
About Us ~ Eric and Terri
In May 1996, Eric moved onto our farm with a push mower and a sleeping bag. Terri (that’s me!) shows up in August and we spend the rest of the summer windsurfing. A twenty two foot Prowler became our home for the next seven years. (Eric almost year round but I migrated to ski at Snowbird in the winters until we started building our house in the spring of 2002.)
The first crop of organic seed garlic was planted in November of 1999. Farming organically from the very beginning, we learned a lot about growing organic garlic and sustainable farming in those first years and became certified organic by the Oregon Tilth in May, 2002.
Hood River Garlic has been planting organic garlic from the very first garlic seed Eric planted in that fall of 1999. A lot of farmers become organic to sell their crops for more money. For us, there has never been any other way, we choose organic farming for the planet, children and the critters, not because of financial gain. My introduction to organic living began in the 80’s, after learning that animals were being used to test beauty products. From that day forward I have purchased only “Cruelty Free” shampoos, lotions, soap, etc. We grow our garlic organically and we support all other organic farms and sustainable businesses.
We are dedicated to practicing sustainable agriculture and to help protect the planet. One ‘environmentally friendly’ step at a time.
Our days of windsurfing are more limited now since 1996, but it certainly shows in the pride that we take in growing organic garlic. Today, our small home has replaced the Prowler and we strive for a simple, healthy lifestyle. In our home and on our farm we do everything possible to minimize our carbon footprint on the planet.
May you always have a bountiful harvest and many loved ones to share it with.
Eric and Terri Hixson