About us

In the quiet town of Rockwood, Pennsylvania, nestled among the rolling hills of Appalachia, there lived a family that had called this place home for generations. Deeply rooted in the traditions of their town, Tyler and Tara are the proud parents of four boys, and their love for each other and their community was as enduring as the local covered bridges (Kings and Barronvale) that stood as a symbol of connection and history.

Tyler, a full-time physical therapist with a heart for healing, found solace and joy in the simple pleasures of life. One of his passions, however, extended beyond the walls of the clinic. The fertile land surrounding their home and community beckoned him, and his heart found its calling in the cultivation of agriculture, particularly a simple yet extraordinary crop – garlic.

The fields surrounding their home became a canvas for their dreams, and the garlic they cultivated was a testament to their dedication to homegrown goodness. As Tyler's hands worked the soil, the aroma of garlic wafted through the air, becoming a fragrant symphony of his commitment to quality and authenticity. And so, Covered Bridge Garlic Company was born.

The name was a nod to the areas covered bridges that served as a symbol of continuity and connection. Afterall, Barronvale covered bridge is where Tyler proposed to Tara which was the true beginning of this journey. Just as the bridges linked the two sides of the river, the company aimed to connect people through the shared love of authentic, locally sourced products. Tyler and Tara set out to create something special, something pure.

The family's small plot of garlic transformed into a thriving haven planted in plots around their community. With tender care and unwavering dedication, they cultivated garlic without the use of harmful pesticides or fertilizers. Their garlic was pure and unadulterated, a testament to their commitment to delivering only the best to their customers. Tyler and Tara were blessed to have the help of family and friends around them, including Tyler's parents Todd and Tracy who shared a passion for this venture.

In the heart of their cozy kitchen, the magic happened. Tyler crafted artisanal seasonings and spices that captured the essence of their homegrown garlic. Each jar held not just a product but a piece of their story – a story of love, hard work, and a connection to the land that spanned generations.

Word spread quickly through the town of Rockwood and beyond. Covered Bridge Garlic Company's products graced the shelves of local markets, and soon, orders poured in from garlic enthusiasts and food lovers alike. The family found themselves packaging their pure garlic products with care, knowing that each jar carried the legacy of their hard work and the soul of their little business.

As the seasons changed, so did the offerings of Covered Bridge Garlic Company. From robust garlic seasonings to flavorful garlic-infused jellies, the family's commitment to quality remained unwavering.

And so, the story of Covered Bridge Garlic Company unfolded—a tale of a family's love for each other, their town, and the rich flavors that emerged from their fields. As the aroma of garlic continued to dance in the air, Tyler and Tara reveled in the success of their venture, knowing that they had not just created a company but a legacy rooted in the traditions of Rockwood.

- Written by anonymous third party




 - Article Written by Emily Baer, Appearing in Penn Lines April 2023 Issue