You’re Invited : Garlic Harvest Party, Saturday August 4th!

You’re Invited!

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

15th Annual Swier Family Farm
Garlic Harvest Party

Saturday 4th August

(or, rain date, Sunday 5th August)

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!

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 farm, course not!)

Come for an hour, come for the day, stay into the night! We’ll be visiting with friends old and new. 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 a while, 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!) is an essential pick-us-up, 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!

It’s a Potluck (around 1pm, or so)

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. Some hand pruners (see below).

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!

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

to see some great photos from parties past, click on:


Garlic Harvest Party 2016

Garlic Harvest Party 2015

Garlic Harvest Party 2013

(Come shine, come hot, come cold…. We’ve got plenty of large, covered shelters from 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! The rain date re-schedule is Sunday, August 5th.)

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!

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