Eastern Ontario Garlic Festival 20192019-08-15T22:40:05+00:00

Our Organization

Kozroots Empowerment Projects is an organization with a vision to develop a stronger agrifood presence in Eastern Ontario. We are on a mission to preserve and create agrifood projects.  To date we have produced 15 projects ah all incorporated agri food with in the. we continue to offer youth summer jobs on local farms where they learn from growers and record stories and skill they have acquired. We have a number of local food related projects in the works, and are working with North House Foods, and other local food stakeholder to develop product for the market place,

Our Commitments

Kozroots Community Empowerment Projects is committed to collaborating with local food and community stakeholders to develop and facilitate agri food initiatives.. We are committed to innovation , economic growth, and the wellbeing of our community and the individuals that make up it up. We are committed to engaging and encouraging youth to consider being involved in local food production, and entrepreneurship in such.

Vendor Registration

We are excited to invite vendors located in Eastern Ontario including Farmer Producers, Artisans, Not for Profits, Community & Cultural Groups, and like organizations to register to be exhibitors at the 5th Annual Eastern Ontario Garlic Festival. The 2019 event will be hosted at Marlin Orchard and Garden Centre on Sunday, September 29, 2019.


Interested In Volunteering With Us?

We are looking for volunteers to help us plan and organize Eastern Ontario Garlic Festival. If you are interested in volunteering, register as a volunteer today.


The Festival

Eastern Ontario Garlic Festival Countdown


Eastern Ontario Garlic Festival

Marlin Orchard and Garden Center Address:

6864 Orchard Rd,
ON K6H 5R5,

What To Expect

Garlic in every form and farmers market producers, to original artisans, and as always workshops and fun for the whole family.

Explore the everything Marlin Orchard and Garden Centre has to offer. And also take part in the Apples and Arts Studio Tour going on all weekend throughout the county of Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry.

See you there. Free Admission Donations at the door welcome. There will be a raffle to help cover expenses of producing the event. Thank you for your kindness.

Proceeds: Any proceeds from the festival are used to carry out the work of KCEP and its activity involving agri-food projects and events.

Frequently Asked Questions

Event Schedule

Activities & Entertainment

There will be children’s activities, workshops, community art, and live entertainment on site. Marlin Orchard and Garden Centre and the Apples and Arts Studio Tour will also be be having a sale and exhibition onsite.

Book Available For Sale

Book Overview from the Publisher

“The taste of Ontario garlic is as rich and varied as its history. Used mainly for medicinal purposes in the nineteenth century, people turned up their noses at the aromatic bulb as it became associated with new immigrants. The once acceptable ingredient became undesirable in church and school–kids who smelled of garlic were sent home. Pioneering chefs, farmers and a wave of cultural diversity have brought the zesty allium into the mainstream, making it a gourmands go-to spice, celebrated at nine festivals across the province. Toronto Garlic Festival founder Peter McClusky serves up garlic’s long journey from central Asia to its now-revered place in the hearts and dishes of Ontarians. Growing tips and forty recipes bring Ontario garlic from farm to festival to feast.”

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“This event represents the heart and soul of what we are trying to do with KCEP. We are working collaboratively with countless members of our community to create an event that represents, attracts, and is accessible to everyone.”
Brenda Norman, Owner at Kozroots Garlic and Herb Farm and President of KCEP
“This initiative has done an excellent job at bringing together like-minded organizations interested in transitioning towards a more resilient and inclusive food community”
Alain D'Aoust, Growing Up Organic Coordinator for Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry
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