Book Review of
A Garlic Testament
From his New Mexico mountain home, award-winning author Stanley Crawford writes about growing garlic and selling it.
“To dream a garden and then to plant it is an act of independence and even defiance to the greater world.”–Stan Crawford
A Garlic Testament by Stanley Crawford is all about farming garlic in New Mexico. It covers all four seasons of farm life in New Mexico. I picked up this book for my New Mexico Book for my nonfiction books for every state challenge. It was a great way to learn about life on a New Mexico farm. What I didn’t realize when I started this book, was how much I would learn about garlic. I had no idea that growing garlic involved so much.
If you love books about food, farming, and where food comes from, this is a good read. It is not the most riveting memoir that I have read, but I am very glad that I read it. I am pretty sure you will learn something new if you read this book. You will never look at garlic quite the same again.