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Escape to Cornwall for the Garlic Festival!

posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: July 29, 2020 8:57:41 PM

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What a few months it’s been. If your 2020 has been like ours, we’re willing to bet a few things: 1) You’ve been getting more into cooking lately, and 2) you could really, really use a break. 

You’re not alone! If you’re looking for a way to get out and enjoy the end of summer before it’s over, we think you should visit Cornwall, Ontario for an easy getaway. Not only do we have plenty of spacious outdoor spaces like Lamoureux Park winding along the St. Lawrence River and the historic Upper Canada Village, but we also have incredible outdoor community events!



If you have been doing more cooking lately, then you know one thing for sure: good garlic is really, really important. 

It’s been a year, and chances are the garlic you’ve been buying at the grocery store is… well... fine, but you know in your heart that it doesn’t hold a candle to more potent varieties like Red Russian or Italian Purple… or even incredible kinds that you haven’t even tasted yet!

The farmlands around Cornwall produce some of Ontario’s best garlic, and the end of August is harvest season! If you visit on the weekend of the 30th, then you can tour these farms, chat with the farmers (from two metres away, naturally) and buy some of the freshest, most spectacular heirloom garlic you’ll ever taste! 

Take part in fun activities like workshops on spring garlic and herb planting, garlic scape garlic harvesting and drying, cooking lessons, arts & crafts activities, and on-site tours with the farmers who grew this bounty! There’ll be plenty of other farm-fresh goods to enjoy as well, so get ready to stock up!

Obviously, this year will look a little different than previous years, but if everyone stays respectful and conscious then it will still be a great day in the sun, enjoying the farm’s great bounty! It’s a great couple’s activity – after all, garlic breath isn’t a problem if you BOTH have it! 

Planning a day trip to Cornwall to buy your year’s stock of garlic? Book a stay at the Ramada Cornwall. Our safety standards are up to date and we can’t wait to give you a break from your everyday. 

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