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How does Christopher Ranch peel all that garlic?


What do auto mechanics and Christopher Ranch have in common? A lot, when it comes to garlic.

Imperfect garlic bulbs are still perfectly delicious, they're just not cosmetically appealing. So how to save a significant part of a crop and turn what was once a loss into a new category? In the early 1980s, Christopher Ranch tried forced water, rubber rollers — anything they could think of — to no avail.

Our Assistant Editor Maggie Giuffrida talks with Rick Dyer to find out the surprising story behind the company's ultimate success with a product that first came to market about three decades ago.