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Scott Marshall hangs his garlic in bundles to dry in one of his barns. The garlic here will be planted in October to grow next year's crop. Star Gazette photo by Katrina Styx

Meet the Garlic Man -- He is Scott Marshall, and he grows up to 28 varieties of garlic

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Have you met The Garlic Man? He's a regular at the Hastings Farmers' Market - regular enough to have earned the nickname.

His real name is Scott Marshall, and he runs Marshall Farms in Denmark Township.


It's a family farm, built on the corner of a field that used to be part of his parents' farm. Now Marshall operates a small farm of his own there, but instead of planting wide fields of crops, he raises garlic and rabbits, primarily.

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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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