In light of precipitation woes (and dreadful mall parking conditions), we forgoed Pumpkinville at Sherway Gardens in favour of Halloween Harvest Festival closer to home.
The Halloween Harvest Festival was a ticketed event spanning two time slots: 12-2PM and 2-4PM. We opted for the latter, and ventured out shortly after lunch. Little did we know that sustenance was complimentary with our ticket purchase.
Although a tad gritty, we found the apple cider quite enjoyable, being neither too sweet nor too tart.
"True or False: Corn grows in the wild."
I answered hesitantly, despite having exclusively seen corn being harvested in far-reaching fields. "...False."
"You are correct! Corn no longer grows in the wild because it was domesticated ten thousand years ago."
Besides this interesting piece of harvesting history, we also learned of Ontario being the primary source of Canadian corn, contributing upwards of 70% to the nation's supply.