Where Does The Garlic Come From?
We work directly with Sonoma, Mendocino, Monterey, and Lake County garlic growers to bring you the very highest quality fresh California garlic braids and bulbs available anywhere. Our mission is to support small farmers.
Who Are The People Behind This Business?
We are Roger and Lark Coryell. We’ve been in the garlic business for over 20 years. We started the first garlic-only websites, GarlicPage.com and GarlicGifts.com, in the mid-’90s. We’ve shipped thousands of beautiful, chef-quality garlic braids and bulbs to satisfied customers. We love garlic and passionately believe in the healing properties of delicious fresh California garlic. Please support our small local Northern California farmers.
When you call customer service, at (707) 892-3953, you’re calling Roger’s cell phone. If he doesn’t answer, he’ll get right back to you. Our business hours are 7 am – 7 pm Pacific time. We are passionate about customer service and believe that happy customers are our most important business asset.
Our company is Lark Media LLC, dba Brandhound, in the Sonoma County community of Guerneville CA. We are a family-owned business and have operated since 1993. In addition to selling garlic, we do digital destination marketing: we work with local communities, hotels, restaurants, and wineries to promote responsible and sustainable wine country tourism. Roger also works for the Russian River Business Lab, consulting and hosting webinars to help small business pivot their business to an online model during this pandemic.
We are members of the Russian River Chamber of Commerce, St. Helena Chamber of Commerce, Calistoga Chamber of Commerce, Lake County Chamber of Commerce, and American Canyon Chamber of Commerce, as well as Sonoma County Hospitality Association and Mendocino Winegrowers.
How Long Does Our Garlic Last?
Stored properly, hung in a dry, dark, well-ventilated space, our garlic braids should last six to nine months. We ship only fresh, ready-to-eat garlic. Garlic is a perishable foodstuff and is affected by climate and storage conditions, so we can’t guarantee how long it will last.
Is This Garlic Organic?
We sell both conventional and organic loose bulbs. Our organic products are certified organic, and kosher.
Our braids are not organic, but are grown by farmers with a deep respect for the environment, according to best practices for sustainable agriculture.
Why Have Prices Gone Up Since Last Year?
It’s pretty simple math. We’re paying our workers more, because there’s a labor shortage, and because it’s the right thing to do. Fuel costs are way up. And shipping costs have increased. Sure, we offer free shipping, but that means we’re paying for it, and we’re paying more. Our profit margin is actually lower this year.
We ship by UPS and Priority Mail, and we track all orders. If you get a notice that the order shipped, and it doesn’t show up within a week or so, let us know and we’ll track it down and ship a replacement if necessary. Garlic@garlicbraids.com
Lark Media LLC dba GarlicBraids.com
11711 Highway 116
Guerneville CA 95446