|Celebrate Thanksgiving with Fresh Autumn Fare
Thanksgiving is around the corner and it’s all about being thankful for another year’s harvest and sharing it with family and friends. Now is an ideal time to remind your audience how OFFMA’s Find a Farm locator can help them find the farm that’s fit for their autumn adventure, whether it’s visiting a pumpkin patch to pick the perfect pumpkin, taking a stroll through the orchards to admire the kaleidoscope of colours shimmering in the trees or buying fresh fall produce for the Thanksgiving feast.
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The Perfect Pumpkin: Whether for decorating or baking a delicious pie, there’s a perfect pumpkin for everyone. Inform your audience about which pumpkins are best for decorating and which ones make the best pumpkin pie. For the time-pressed this season, several on-farm markets such as Whittamore’s Farm in east Markham also offer pre-carved pumpkins! Whittamore’s is also planning a spooky Halloween celebration on October 30. Remind your audience how the Find a Farm locator can help them map out their Halloween adventure.
Cranberries: Cranberries were once mostly associated with the holidays, but in the last decade or so they have become increasingly versatile and are available fresh, dried, canned and frozen. Share recipe ideas, selection, cooking and storage ideas for these healthy berries, which add a tart, tangy burst of flavour to baking, sauces, snacks and beverages. To learn more about Ontario’s cranberry production, consider an interview with Muskoka-based Johnston’s Cranberries, one of the largest cranberry producers in the province. Johnston’s Cranberries is also home to the award-winning Muskoka Lakes Winery, whose cranberry wine is excellent served with turkey.
Turkey 101: During this season of appreciation, turkey often takes centre stage on our dining tables. Consider sharing with your audience turkey tips and tidbits about this tasty bird, along with mouth-watering recipes to help make Thanksgiving entertaining stress-free.