Silver Spring Farm is holding its annual garlic sale with proceeds going to support programs for people with disabilities in Ottawa, many of whom don't have family support.
"Many live in one of our fourteen group homes and they live there 24 hours of the day. Many others attend day programs but go back to their various homes in the evening and what this ensures is some of them may be able to get out to go swimming or get to a movie or get to an activity that normally they wouldn't be able to," said volunteer Jack Fraser.
He said the garlic has all been harvested and is ready for sale thanks to hundreds of volunteers.
"Last year we had 4,000 volunteer hours. We are so delighted that groups in the community are willing to support and pull the weeds and harvest the garlic and clean the garlic and we have volunteers from all the way to Orleans to Kanata," he said.
You can pick up garlic at the farm itself on Robertson Road where Baseline meets Richmond Road Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 9:30 am to 6 p.m.