Celebrating garlic and shallots in Atlantic Beach


Under a perfect early evening summer sky, the Village Garden, a group of Atlantic Beach volunteers who tend the community garden in the village hosted their second annual garlic and shallot festival on July 27.

The garden squeezed next to the tennis center at 60 The Plaza and playing courts opposite Village Hall consists of an assortment of vegetables and flowers, and is an all-organic demonstration and learning garden. Garden grown food is donated weekly to local soup kitchens and food pantries.  

The two–hour festival highlighted several varieties of garlic and shallots that were available for purchase. There were also garden-made gourmet goodies, gift baskets, recipe tastings and live music from the band Four Track.

— Jeffrey Bessen