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I love Food! more so, I love making Specialty Foods and Canadian Black Garlic is the most unique flavour I have ever encountered.

Food is our life, it sustains us, it satisfies us and when it's truly incredible it releases euphoric joy.

My Quest for something to tantalize the Canadian palate began with a simple question:  What do we Grow locally?  Major Craig's Chutneys have always used as much local farm produce as we can... but what else is out there?  I had been introduced to Korean Black Garlic (black garlic originated in Korea thousands of years ago) and while Standing at our booth at the Garlic Festival the answer was literally right in front of me.  At the time, no one else was making Black Garlic in Canada and I took on the task with a local college of researching the process and benefits of making Black Garlic.  We found some amazing results such as, by fermenting the garlic it actually increases the natural antioxidants of raw garlic and that is absolutely a good thing.

The real deal, Major Craig's Canadian Black Garlic
The real deal, Major Craig's Canadian Black Garlic

Once the process was clear we realized that processing the garlic in the city was not going to be a good thing... imagine the odour of 1000 garlic bulbs slowly roasting.  That, and there was a unique opportunity to actually Grow the only ingredient we need, Garlic!  

Our 100 yr old Barn.
Our 100 yr old Barn.

 One of the most amazing reactions we have had is the Excitement of AMAZING CHEFS who can't wait to use Major Craig's Canadian Black Garlic on their menu's

Chef Amine Khouri with his incredible Black Garlic Braised Lamb
Chef Amine Khouri with his incredible Black Garlic Braised Lamb

 Here's Some Fun Background Info:

https://www.foodiepages.ca/blog/2012/08/meet-our-vendors-major-craigs-chutney/

AND:  A REALLY GREAT INTERVIEW:

http://blogs.ottawacitizen.com/2013/02/17/eastern-ontario-black-garlic-is-almost-in/

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The True challenge to this project is purchasing the initial Bulk order of Canadian Grown Garlic, It's harder to find a large amount and it is definitely more expensive... but well worth it. It actually makes a huge difference using the superior quality Canadian Garlic. So, I need $10,000 to get the first big batches made.
Also, Because the process takes such a long time (over 30 Days), I also need to build a big piece of equipment to be able to process larger quantities. One of our local colleges is working on the design as part of an applied research project and $10,000 is needed to contribute materials and to pay for construction of the unit.

Both of these are easily overcome with your outstanding support.

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    A Signed First Edition 2oz Jar of Major Craig's Canadian Black Garlic. This is your first chance to take part of Canadian Specialty food History with the launch of this amazing flavour. shipping within Canada is included

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    2 Signed First Edition 2oz Jars of Major Craig's Canadian Black Garlic, 2 x 60ml jars of Canadian Black Garlic whiskey jam, An e-book 1st Edition Black Garlic cookbook including 50 great recipes. A Tree Planted on our Farm to off set the Carbon Foot Print our manufacturing and our Enduring Gratitude! Shipping within Canada is Included.

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    4 Jars of Major Craig's Canadian Black Garlic, 4 Jars of Canadian Black Garlic Raspberry whisky jam, a Jar of Major Craig's National Award Winning 1884 North India Chutney, A SIGNED 1st Edition Black Garlic cookbook including 50 great recipes PLUS a copy of the the E-Book. A Tree planted on our Farm to off set the carbon foot print of manufacturing and our Enduring appreciation. Shipping within Canada is included.

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    4 Jars of Major Craig's Canadian Black, 4 jars of Canadian Black Garlic Whiskey Jam, a 5 Jar Set of Major Craig's Award Winning Chutneys, 1 signed copy 1st edition Black Garlic cookbook PLUS, a copy of the e-book and When its ready (hopefully April 2014) 1 Signed copy of the FULL 2nd EDITION cookbook. (2nd edition book shipped separately when it is ready). a tree planted on our farm to off set the carbon foot print of manufacturing and our Enduring appreciation. shipping within Canada is included.

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    LAST DITCH EFFORT Ok, It's totally a long shot... but its well worth it :-) 96 x 2oz Jars of Major Craig's Canadian Black Garlic 96 x 2oz Jars of Major Craig's Black Garlic Raspberry Whiskey Jam. A 3 hour Visit to Meet Andrew Craig to learn the secrets of Canadian Black Garlic. This Includes 2 Nights at an Ottawa Hotel and one Dinner with Andrew. Airfare, ground transportation, travel taxes, additional hotel charges, meals other than described are not included. 3 hours with Chef Amine Khouri and Andrew to create 2 New recipes that will be Published in our Full Edition 'Cooking With Black Garlic' Cookbook. Includes professional photography of your finished dish. 5 Signed Copies of the Full 2nd Edition 'Cooking With Black Garlic' cookbook

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