Today is National Garlic Day. Lots of people in New York state grow garlic either for their own use or for mass production. One such place is Williams' Garlic in Rome, NY.
According to the National Calendar Day website:
"National Garlic Day is celebrated annually April 19. This day is about the awareness of the many uses of garlic, known as nature’s wonder drug.
Garlic is a species in the onion family. Used by humans for over 7,000 years, garlic is native to central Asia and has been used for both culinary and medicinal purposes.
Garlic is claimed to help prevent heart diseases and certain cancers. It is also thought that it might help to fight off coughs and colds. Some believe garlic will ward off evil spirits."
For more information, go to http://www.nationalgarlicday.com/)