Bulbous end to business

GARLIC GROWTH: “This is my third year exhibiting and it’s by far and consistently the best sales I have had." Roy Cody and wife, Marilyn, at last year’s Moree on a Plate.
GARLIC GROWTH: “This is my third year exhibiting and it’s by far and consistently the best sales I have had." Roy Cody and wife, Marilyn, at last year’s Moree on a Plate.

Regular visitors to Moree on a Plate will be excited to see the “garlic man” Roy Cody back with his popular prize-winning organic produce.

BUMPER CROP: While most of the region anxiously anticipates some respite from the long hot summer, Roy is quite the opposite.

BUMPER CROP: While most of the region anxiously anticipates some respite from the long hot summer, Roy is quite the opposite.

“This is my third year exhibiting and it’s by far and consistently the best sales I have,” he said. It’s a beautifully run event with so much going on, I’m looking forward to seeing many of my return, and new, customers on May 12.”.

With a huge following, locally and Australia wide, Roy recently caught the attention of Channel Ten’s The Living Room – Celebrity Chef Miguel Maestre filming a segment directly from Roy’s farm.

"Miguel arrived dressed as Dracula for a special Halloween episode, it was all in good fun and we were honoured to have been included in the national program."

Having been gifted his original bulb in 1970, Roy has developed a hobby into a profession, and, taking home a Bronze in 2015 and Silver in 2016 at the Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards, Roy’s Organic Garlic is undoubtedly some of the best in Australia.

“From that original bulb a huge quantity of seed has been distributed over the years, so much in fact that it is now officially named ‘Roy’s Purple Garlic’.”

And while most of the region anxiously anticipates some respite from the long hot summer, and now the unseasonably warm Autumn, Roy is quite the opposite as his crop flourishes in the dry.

Roy jokes that ‘The name Roy’s Purple Garlic is going to be around long after Roy is pushing up garlic’ this year marks his last official crop.

“Due to health reasons I’m moving into town, but I have trained up a new grower with the same technique and seed so our Tamworth production will thankfully continue,” Roy said.

Due to health reasons I’m moving into town, but I have trained up a new grower with the same technique and seed so our Tamworth production will thankfully continue.

Roy Cody.

Touted as one of the world’s superfoods thanks to its high immune boosting functions, high antioxidant content and high nutrient value, Roy will be selling a smorgasboard of garlic based products including fresh bulbs, dehydrated and pickled garlic.

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