Oat Bran For The Win!

 

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Mares eat oats, and does eat oats…and we eat oats too. Lots of ‘em. We Canadians love our oats; only Russia grows more oats annually, and as a country, Canada is the number one exporter of oats in the world, most destined for a little tweaking into breakfast cereals like Cheerios, granolas and granola bars, breads, oatmeal cookies and so on. And the reasons for this are simple; oats are good for you, they are inexpensive and they taste good. Continue »



Turnips and Rutabaga

 

 

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In Canada we do love the change of seasons, and we welcome the onset of cool and cold weather for so many reasons, not the least of which is a change in our menus. In these climes, fall means root vegetables like turnips and rutabaga. Continue »



Lynn Crawford’s Farm to Chef

 

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Here we are in the  dizzying and delightful peak of cookbook season, and today we bring you the latest offering from one of Canada’s best and most loved chefs, Lynn Crawford’s Farm to Chef-Cooking Through The Seasons. This book is basically a work of art, and does for the culinary world what Vivaldi did to the music world. In fact, you might want to cue up The Four Seasons* when you crack it open and start cooking!  Continue »



Gail Simmons Brings it Home

 

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Hot off the press and into your kitchen comes this great offering from our favourite Canadian Top Chef judge. Bringing it Home is the new cookbook by Gail Simmons, who knows a thing or two about food; a judge since 2006 on television’s top-rated Top Chef, Gail brings us this spirited collection of her “favourite recipes from a lifetime of adventurous eating.” Continue »



A Corn Maze for Halloween!

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Are you ready to be corn-founded and a-maized? If so you’ll be thrilled to know that Fiesta Farms has brought back our fantastic Corn Maze that was such a hit last year!

Installed outdoors in our Fiesta Gardens Centre, this fun-filled walk-through puzzle is sure to delight the whole family, and maybe even bewitch you a little!

“This is the second year we’ve done it,” says Dino Virgona, manager of the Fiesta Farms Garden Centre. “Michael, one of our staffers had been wanting to do it for a couple of seasons so last July we planned it out and made it happen. This year Michael, John, Chris and Ryan put it together.”

“The maze isn’t haunted,” Virgona adds. “There are skeletons hanging around but nothing that jumps out and scares the crap out of you. There are way more ways to get lost though, so be warned.”

 

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Walk through it during the day for an entertaining stroll, or wait until the sun goes down- the maze stays open until eight p.m. each weeknight- to add a that little element of spookiness to your sauntering. You never know what lurks around the next corner, but for those who want a little hint, check out this video of last year’s maze.

 

 

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The #FiestasCornMaze is up until Halloween, when Virgona and his team take it down and start setting up the Christmas tree market.

Hours: 9-8 Weekdays 9-6 on Weekends

Location: 200 Christie St. Toronto, ON TTC: 7 minute walk north of Christie Station

Parking: Garden Centre Parking Lot

Accessibility: Fully accessible, though some rows are narrow

Admission: FREE