Ordering & Shipping
Now taking garlic and cover crop orders!
Ordering early is important if you require specific varieties or bulb sizes. We often sell out quickly of certain options.
You can Leave Us Your Email if you want to be notified when we have more garlic or cover crop inventory.
Click on the button below to see pricing and all the garlic variety options we grow.
Garlic Online Orders
Regular garlic orders can be placed through our Online Store once the garlic is harvested and inventories have been counted in late summer (usually mid-August). The ordering process is simple, secure and ensures your garlic is reserved for you immediately. This is the best option for most of our customers.
Our website will tell you if we are sold out of any varieties or sizes. Once your order is completed, you'll receive an order confirmation and be able to track your garlic after it has been shipped.
(Note: Pre-orders must be placed by email or phone)
Email or Phone
For large orders, we can take your information over by email or phone if needed. It is appreciated if you look over the cost of shipping, prices and varieties so that you are familiar before calling.
Please understand that we get hundreds of inquiries and are often out doing farm work. It can take a day or two for us to get back to you. Your patience is appreciated!
Garlic Pricing & Bulk Orders
Discounts are listed in our Online Store with each variety. They can also be viewed along with our full list of prices on our Bulk Discount page. If you have any specific questions just contact us and we can go over whatever information you need.
How Much Garlic To Order?
If you are unsure as to how much garlic to order, you can use the following table to calculate how many bulbs you will need for planting a certain sized area. Remember that these amounts are estimates based on average spacing and can vary widely depending on a growers' preferences. On our farm we place cloves 6" apart in row & 12" between rows.
Our garlic is graded and sized after harvest. All varieties are sold per bulb and some varieties are sold per lb as bulk garlic. The sizing measurements are as follows:
Jumbo = 2.5" - 3"
X-Large = 2.25" - 2.5"
Large = 2" - 2.25"
Medium = 1.75" - 2"
Small = 1.5" - 1.75"
Bulk per lb garlic bulbs range in size from Small to X-Large. Average bulb size depends on the growing season with most years having a majority of bulbs close to 2" (Large).
We currently ship to Canadian mailing addresses only. We may offer shipping of garlic to the United States in 2024 (US customers can Leave Us Your Email to be notified). We cannot ship to any other international countries due to import restrictions.
Shipments are sent using Canada Post or UPS. For customers with a P.O. Box Number, orders are shipped using Canada Post only.
In fall, we start shipping garlic bulbs from early-September until October (depending on harvest and drying schedule).
Later placed garlic orders that require shipping after October 15th may have a risk of freezing depending on the weather and where the garlic is being shipped to in Canada.
We offer Flat Rate Shipping based on the region (see below). The price is the same, no matter the size of the order.
Cover Crops & Fertilizer - Flat Rate National Shipping:
|All of Canada
Garlic - Flat Rate Regional Shipping:
|Prairie Provinces (MB, SK, AB)
|West Coast (BC)
|Eastern Canada (ON, QC)
|Maritimes (NB, NS, PE)
|Newfoundland & North (NL, NT, YT)
Cover Crop Seed & Fertilizer:
Orders are generally shipped within 24 hrs of the order being placed, although it can take 2 to 3 days during the busy season.
Orders begin shipping after harvest in early to mid-September and are sent out in the order that they were received. Once garlic shipping has begun, orders are typically sent out within 1 to 7 days of placing the order.
Orders containing both garlic and other products are all shipped together once the garlic is ready.
Orders begin shipping after harvest in early to mid-September and are sent out in the order that they were received. Once garlic shipping has begun, orders are typically sent out within 1 to 7 days of the order being placed.
Replacements, Returns and Refunds
Inspect When Received
We work hard to ensure our garlic is high quality and always want our customers to be satisfied with what they have ordered. Although small nicks, slightly open wrappers and minor imperfections are normal, the garlic you receive should be in good overall condition. If you have mouldy cloves or damaged product when you receive it, notify us immediately (including a picture) within three days and we will either refund the cost or send you new bulbs (depending on availability).
If garlic bulbs are returned for any reason, they must be in original good condition and returned to John Boy Farms within 10 days. A 25% restocking fee will be charged and shipping costs are non-refundable. A refund of the remainder will be given. No orders can be returned and received by us after October 5th.
Terms Of Purchase - Garlic Bulbs
Due to the harsh nature of the Canadian climate and many variables involved in growing agricultural crops, John Boy Farms only guarantees that the garlic you order will be in good condition when you receive it. John Boy Farms is not responsible for any damage or degradation that occurs once the garlic is received by the customer or the results of garlic grown from our seed. This includes (but is not limited to) damage during storage, cracking, planting or growing.
Our Liability, whether contractual, in negligence, on warranty, or otherwise, is absolutely limited to the purchase price of such bulbs, seed or goods. By acceptance of bulbs, seed or goods, the buyer accepts these conditions.
Terms Of Purchase - Cover Crop Seed
John Boy Farms warrants that seed or other goods we sell conform to the label or container descriptions within recognized tolerances but makes no other warranties, express or implied, of merchantability, fitness for purpose or otherwise.
Our Liability, whether contractual, in negligence, on warranty, or otherwise, is absolutely limited to the purchase price of such seed or goods and may not be altered except in writing, signed by John Boy Farms. By acceptance of seed or goods, the buyer accepts these conditions.