As an environmental scientist, I am always trying to highlight sustainable ingredients. Garlic, when sourced locally, non-GMO and organic, is considered a sustainable crop.
It is important to note that over the last decade, the demand for garlic has skyrocketed, causing a shift in the source for most garlic in the U.S. Close to 90% of garlic sold in the U.S. is grown overseas and imported, giving it a heavier carbon footprint.
This means that garlic is a crop that is especially important to source locally in order to obtain it sustainably.
Check when garlic is in season in your area with this Seasonal Food Guide.
All recipes containing garlic as a main ingredient can be found here!