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Onions, garlic, and leeks are good crops to grow for the farmers market because you can sell them at different stages of growth, their harvest dates are flexible, and you can store them. This guide discusses how to grow onions, garlic, leeks, chives, and shallots. Topics covered include site selection; planting and care; nutrient management; irrigation; harvest and storage; weed, pest, and disease management; and more. This publication is part of a series of easy-to-read guides to growing vegetable crops in the Midwest (32 pages; 2011).
The Plain Language Guides to Growing Fresh Market Vegetable Crops is a series on how to grow vegetables for sale at farmers' markets. They are in the Plain Language format, which is a federally promoted effort to make written information easy to read, understand, and use. The series is specifically geared for beginning farmers. The series is a collaboration of the UW Environmental Resources Center and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection.
Want to learn more?
When the Uprooted Put Down Roots (New York Times article about refugee populations growing vegetables for farmers' markets)
Linda and Gene Farley Center for Peace, Justice & Sustainability
poster about the Plain Language Guides