Much of the world’s garlic is now grown in the Central Valley and China, but four decades ago, when the Gilroy Garlic Festival started, this town south of San Jose was second to none in production of the pungent bulb. “At that time, Gilroy and its surrounding areas produced the most garlic in the United States,” said Gloria Melone, the widow of the festival’s founder, Dr. Rudy Melone… read more >
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