7-30-2016 : You’re Invited! Garlic Harvest Party!


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You’re Invited!

A Foodie-Fest; a Work Bee; & a Potluck!

12th Annual Swier Family Farm
Garlic Harvest Party

Saturday 30th July
9am – 5pm (or anytime in-between!)
potluck around 1pm, or so

640 18 Mile Rd, Remus, MI 49340

Many details below

Or simply call #989-382-5436

RSVP much appreciated!

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here to see some photos from the 2015 party

here to see some photos from the 2011 & 2013 parties


“Our families so glad you let us

be a part of this!”

(ben c.)

kids garlic harvest party 2014

“wow – now that was a party!”

(chris b.)

harvesters garlic 2014

“It’s good to work really hard…

now and again.”

(mark b)

clipping garlic necks, in the shade 2013

“I’ve never been part

of such a big group effort.

This was so neat….

I looked around,

there was so much going on…

Everyone doing something,

how could I not help!”


Laura, bagging garlic 2015

“We need to do this more than once per year!”

(mark w)

(Come rain, come shine, come hot, come cold…. We’ve got plenty of large, covered shelters from the rains and the shines; nice places to take a break, have a seat, do some shade work, visit with friends new and old, eat some food, drink some drink. We’ll find an easy way to be comfie, regardless!)

This foodie-fest is central to building our farm-ily.

The opportunity to spend time

with your like-minded locavores.

Swaddled babies to favorite grannies,

and all in-between!

Do not let a thing hold you back from this day!



Yep, it’s a Party and you’re all invited! Come one, come all, bring your friends and family! (no, you don’t have to be part of the CSA, course not!)

Come for an hour, come for the day, stay into the night! We’ll be visiting with friends old and new – getting to know our CSA friends better and better. You’ll see where and how your food is grown. We’ll eat around 1pm (or so). We can take a farm tour after lunch, if you’d like.

The potluck for the Garlic Party is around 1pm. We’ve often had three or more “shifts” come and go throughout the Garlic Harvest day. If you’d like to come for awhile, I definitely recommend you orient your “shift” around the potluck! The food’s fantastic, the people too! The third shift, late in the day (sometimes into the night!) are essential pick-us-up’s, adding a burst of necessary new energy and enthusiasm to power through and keep getting ‘er done. If you’ve got an hour, three or more, come on out! Everybody’s welcome!

working farm

Bring an instrument if you’d like, and a camera. Please no pets.

bring some pruners,

if you got ‘em

hand pruners, so handy

(we’re often a bit short on pruners)

(see those pruners gripped in their workin’ hands?)

pruning off garlic necks, which year??

my Mom, Evelyn & Tim garlic 2013

If you have any questions or concerns, contact me directly. Need directions? Just ask. Don’t let anything hold you back from coming and enjoying!


step out your car

take your hat off

stay awhile

(like Janek did!)

 step out your car, take your hat off, stay while Janek

or put your hat on

and stay awhile

(like Sirah does!)

Sirah, late May 2014

It’s a Potluck (around 1pm, or so)

please bring a dish or drink to pass!

Please bring a dish or drink to pass. This is one of the year’s best meals, guaranteed! (or your food back?) The food’s been absolutely exceptional, delectable, incredible and inspiring each and every year. Always been great company to share it all with too.

Bring any picnic ware you might have, your favorite drink(s), some outdoor chairs, if you can.

2013 garlic harvest party food spread

bring a smile

Sirah, garlic party 2013

bring a friend

chatting at the party, garlic party 2013

work up an appetite

plucking garlic from field 2013

work up an appetite

Airlia 2010 garlic harvest

I mean, you’ll work up an appetite!

what great helping hands from all! thank you!

and we’ll eat, of course!

garlic harvest party 2013

be part of the clean plate club

the leader of the clean plate club, Sirah, garlic party 2013

It’s a Work Bee

our bees March 2014

Come prepared for the weather, whatever it may be, and for some work. There’s all sorts of work for all sorts of people. The harvesting of garlic, as we do it, is time and labor intensive – and we’re going to get it done!

We’ve got work on your hands and knees, standing straight up, sitting in a chair, and on ladders – oh my! I’m telling you, something for everyone!

Wear some work clothes – and bring a second (third?) set, just in case. Be prepared for the elements – and bring some hand pruners, if you’ve got them (to cut the “necks” of the garlic).

hand pruners, so handy

We are a working farm, and you will help us get this work done!

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“You should market this as therapy!”

honestly, David said that!

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garlic before cleaning - 2013

workers in the distance!


cured garlic - ready for you!

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