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Outstanding In The Field - Tickets go on sale March 19th, @ 12pm EDT!!  On August 7th @ 4pm Cordilia"s James Beard 2024 semifinalist Chef Vinnie Cimino and his wonderful crew, will again prepare a memorable dining experience. In 2023 Cordelia was awarded Cleveland's Best New Restaurant. Tickets can be purchased at 


OUTSTANDING IN THE FIELD at our farm is Tuesday Aug. 8th 2023. We are honored to again have chef Vinnie Cimino and his great crew. He and his business partner Andrew Watts have opened a new restaurant, Cordelia, at 2058 East 4th st. in Cleveland. 216-230-2355 for reservations. Tickets can be purchesed at


Cleveland Garlic Festival is Saturday Aug. 28 noon to 8 Pm.and Sunday Aug. 29 noon to 6Pm. We will be there Saturday!!

OUTSTANDING IN THE FIELD at our farm Aug. 19th 2021. Vinnie Cimino will be the guest chef. Tickets can now be purchased at  Google Vinnie Cimino to learn all the great things he is doing!



Hudson Farmer's Market  Saturdays June 6 - Oct. 3 2020  9Am - 12.30Pm 

 Cleveland Garlic Day at Shaker Square Aug. 29th 2020  8 Am - 12 

Canceled for 2020   OUTSTANDING IN THE FIELD tickets for the 2020 farm-table tour go on sale March 19th 2020 at 9 AM. Karen Small, Chef-Owner of the Flying Fig in Ohio City (Cleveland) will be the guest chef. Also see their website  

Our organic garlic powder is now available at OHIO Organics & Nature at 220 N. Main in Hudson , Ohio and at The Butcher & Grocer at 1089 W. 1st. Ave. Grandiew Heigths, Ohio.

9/9/19 Dinner In The Dark  our farm starting at 6:30 pm   Tickets go to click on events.

2019 Outstanding in the Field.  Visit Outstanding's site to see the 2019 farm-table dinners. Tickets go on sale March 20th 2019!!

On Friday, August 16th, 2019, @out_inthefield will be setting their long table here @thaxtonsorganicgarlic farm for a feast prepared by Guest Chef Jonathon Sawyer @thegreenhousetavern To reserve a seat with Outstanding in the Field, click here:  THANKS!


Watch "Rustic Italian in Cleveland with Chef Jonathon Sawyer of Trentina"   

Check out "Garlic Grows" at  This was developed and produced by Cuyahoga Community College's Media Art students.


Garlic Scapes for sale  call Fred @330-283-6137

2015 Outstanding in the Field is a roving culinary adventure that travels around the country setting long tables in fields, gardens, beaches and vineyards. Their mission is to promote local food and agriculture and get people out to the farm to see where their food is coming from and meet the producers. Join us in the field at Thaxton's Organic Garlic in Hudson, Ohio with our very own Brian Goodman of The Greenhouse Tavern on Sunday August 16th for a farm dinner experience not to be missed. Tickets available on Outstanding in the Fields website on March 20th.


April 19, 2015  National Garlic Day  Fox8 Sunday 8:40Am 



Check out SAVEUR @  issue 169 The Glories Of Garlic   Photos of our garlic and farm mentioned.  Thanks Saveur!!

call Fred @ 330-283-6137

Check out New York Times article Replanting the Rust Belt. May 8th 2013 Dining section by Julia Moskin.

GREAT NEWS For the fourth year Outstanding In The Field is coming back to Hudson, Ohio  to celebrate at our farm once again. The tickets go on sale March 20th 2014 at 12 pm.  See below event and link. Date August 15th 2014. Chefs Brian Goodman from The Greenhouse Tavern and Dan Maline from Noodlecat will be the men in charge this year. Chef Goodman is also know as Chef Goodguy. He is one of the chefs to watch this year.. Good things are happening to Chef Goodguy..

Tickets must be purchased online at

Datails of 2014 tour now available on their website.


Sustainable Life TV Show

Check out Fred and Christine being interviewed for the new Time Warner TV Show "Sustainable Life" on Youtube.

See the Video



A copy of our OEFFA Certification (Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association):


Outstanding in the Field, a roving culinary adventure, is visiting the Thaxton Family Farm!

Read what the Akron Beacon Journal had to say about Thaxton's Organic Garlic teaming up with Hudson's Restaurant!

"Learn to cook scapes"

Chef Kevin Altomare of Hudson's Restaurant will be offering a demonstration on how to make pesto from garlic scapes from 10 to 11 a.m. each Saturday at the Hudson Farmer's Market.

Altomare, a 2005 graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, also will demonstrate how to use the pesto in a pasta dish along with other fresh ingredients from the market. He will be using scapes from Thaxton's Organic Garlic in Hudson, which, by the way, recently received its official organic certification after several years of effort.

Read more at Akron Beacon

Cleveland Foodie e-magazine

"Q & A with Fred Thaxton"

"I didn’t learn of Fred Thaxton of Thaxton's Organic Garlic through the markets or his strong relationship with several local chefs and restaurants, including The Greenhouse Tavern. No, it was oddly enough through my neighbor who is Fred’s oral surgeon. My neighbor knew he’d make a great Q&A for Cleveland Foodie and went on and on relaying stories he learned and sharing his new-found garlic knowledge. And after learning more for myself, I knew my neighbor was right."

Read More at Cleveland Foodie.

Grow your own garlic at home, don't buy 'seeds' from the masters

"It's October, and in case you didn't know, it's time to plant the garlic.

Buy a better bulb from a grower, separate the cloves without breaking the paper skin and drop each into a rich, loamy soil. Not only should they make it through our Northeast Ohio winter, they'll also multiply into full bulbs by next summer."


Georgian Crystal or Music? Consider growing and using these garlic varieties.

"Fred Thaxton and his wife Christine grow 14 varieties of garlic, some hotter than others. Christine's favorite is Georgian Crystal, which has a full, round flavor."


Community Impact Awards 2011: Power Plants

Read about the Cleveland Garlic Festival and what Fred had to say about it...

"It was like going to a smorgasbord of fine food, great music and entertainment for an entire family,” says Fred Thaxton, who runs Thaxton's Organic Garlic in Hudson, along with his wife, Christine. The couple, who plant more than 14,000 cloves on their 10 acres, were even crowned — with garlic bulb hats — king and queen of the festival.


Farm Life, Chickens, and More

"I discovered that an old friend who lives in Hudson, Ohio has a really beautiful farm where he grows organic garlic. It's called Thaxton's Organic Garlic. He attends the local farmer's markets where he has tastings and offers samples every week. Here's a link if you'd like to take a look at his Local Harvest site."

Read more at our Kevin and Beth's blog


Random Thoughts: Area farmer's market is fresh and charming

"One treasure I did go home with was some fresh garlic bulbs from Thaxton's Organic Garlic. Some of the bulbs still had their green shoots attached. Most people don't use them, but they have just as much flavor as the bulb and work great in almost any dish."

Read more at The-News-Leader

Local Harvest:

Thaxton's Organic Garlic

With over ten reviews, we garnered 5 stars. 

See it for yourself at