Franklin and Betty Garland are the owners and operators of Garland Truffles. In business since 1979, they pioneered truffle growing in the Western Hemisphere and produced the first commercially grown truffles in the US in 1992. The Garlands own and harvest from several orchards in North Carolina and Virginia.
As the leader and only successful nursery in the US, we have an established grower communication network worldwide, ensuring we can provide the most current technology and supplies available. Our nursery workers utilize over 60 years of combined experience to operate our nursery facilities in North Carolina. As of 2008, our trees and methods are the only ones that have repeatedly produced truffles in as little as five years.
Meet Franklin Garland
Franklin Garland is the developer of the exclusive Garland Method for producing truffles. He is the author of Truffle Cultivation in North America and has published many articles and papers. Additionally, Franklin has provided multiple presentations about truffle growing. His innovative methods have been used successfully by growers worldwide.
Franklin has served as the North American Truffle Growers Association (NATGA) president, representing over 100 growers nationwide. In 2008, NATGA officially named him the founding father of the truffle industry in the Americas.