Come and Visit Our Spooktacular Corn Maze!

 

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It’s that time of year again, when the ghosts and goblins and scarecrows gather forces and plot their shenanigans for the upcoming Halloween season. And their favourite spot to convene? Why our own spectacular corn maze, of course! They’ll be hanging around and haunting and hiding in an amongst the twisting turning maze for the next couple of weeks, so why not come down to our transformed Garden Centre and say Boo!

 

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One of the great things about observing annual holidays is making and celebrating your own traditions. And at Fiesta Farms we’ve been doing that very thing for a few years now during the weeks that lead up to Halloween, and every year we do it it gets a little better. With Halloween lurking right around the corner, it means one thing; our corn maze is back, and it’s as fun and spooky as ever.

 

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Our Garden Centre is the perfect spot for the corn maze, with plenty of room for twists and turns and surprises along each cornrow and around every corner. Look up, look down, peek into nooks and crannies, around bales of hay and through dry corn husks and dangling spiderwebs, you’ll find something to amuse and cast a spell on you and your little ones.

 

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The maze is open now until October 31, Halloween, and you can visit it anytime during store hours, nine a.m. to eight p.m.on weekdays and nine to six on weekends.  In fact, for a spookier experience you might you want to visit after the sun goes down.

 

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If you’re not sure you can muster the nerve to visit, you might want to have a sneak peek at this little video we shot of last year’s maze. This year’s model is just as fun, with a few extra surprises thrown in just to keep you on your toes. And feel free to share your experience on your social platforms, take as many photos as you like using the hashtag #Fiestacornmaze. Have a fun and safe Halloween!

 

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A Toronto Thanksgiving Roundup

 

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It’s Thanksgiving weekend! Whether or not you are planning a traditional family feast featuring turkey and all the trimmings, or are opting for a vegetarian or vegan repast, or just looking for something to do by yourself, a lot of planning goes into this autumnal celebration, and today we thought we’d so a little round-up of ideas to help you get the most out of the holiday. Continue »



Eat To The Beat

 

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It’s a win-win when a food lover is able to participate in an event that offers the best cuisine while also raising funds for a great cause, and that’s just what’s happening on October 22 in downtown Toronto as Roy Thompson Hall hosts the 24th iteration of Eat To the Beat. Continue »



Sad News

As a rule, we tend to keep our politics to ourselves. People are entitled to different opinions and world views. Diverse perspectives are as important to what makes Toronto special as diverse cultural backgrounds are. We try to make more and better options available to people through the store.But occasionally, like when an issue hits close to home, we need to take direct action.

This is one of those times.

As recently reported in the Toronto Star, Fiera Foods, the company that supplied us with croissants until recently, was the site of a tragic workplace accident. The matter is currently under investigation (by Ontario’s Ministry of Labour), but a 57-year-old father of two died. And tragic accidents happen, but this is the fifth one at Fiera Foods or one of its affiliates since 1999.

We understand that for many, often newcomers, businesses like Fiera Foods offer a lifeline. A barrier-free entry-point into the workforce.

We understand that temporary work can be a mixed blessing.

We understand that not everyone is in a position to choose who they work with.

In this case, we feel we can’t afford not to.

We’re currently negotiating with new vendors.

We hope you’ll be open to trying a new croissant in the coming weeks.

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Romesco, The Well Tempered Accompaniment

A classic romesco from Simply Recipes

A classic romesco from Simply Recipes

 

Romesco sauce has its origins in Catalonia, Spain, first used by the fishermen of Tarragonia to accompany their daily catch. The wonderful thing about romesco is that it highlights flavour profiles of a particular main, allowing the distinctive character of the “star” to shine, without overpowering it.  In this way, romesco is to main courses what Coenraad V Bos, the great piano accompanist was to sopranos. Bos, who titled his autobiography, “The Well-Tempered Accompanist.” knew his role as the perfect partner. Continue »