Ardenwood Historic Farm: Harvest Festival 2013

Today we attended our favorite festival of the season… the Harvest Festival at Ardenwood Historic Farm.  The annual ritual if picking our popping corn for the year is more fun than going to the pumpkin patch!








Harvest Festival

Ardenwood Historic Farm, Fremont, California

October 12th, 2013


  • Makes me wonder: how exactly do you pick corn for making popcorn? In here, you either get fresh corn and grill it, or “ready to pop” kernels in a bag. Probably a cultural thing, I guess…

    • My understanding is that it’s a specific type of corn, perfect for popping. The cobs aren’t picked from the plant until they are already dried out.

      Then, to make pop corn, you simply put the whole cob into a paper bag and pop in the microwave as usual. The kernals pop right off into delicious popcorn.

  • I love photos 1 and 3! I know I’ve only been following for, what? a year? He seems to be growing up!

  • oh my gosh, beautiful photos. We usually get some nice popping corn in my csa, and I’m anxiously awaiting it this year…but we have never been able to pick our own. Would love that….so much fun!

    • Ardenwood has been our sole source for popping corn for the past few years. The rangers hand out a cob to the kids after they attend classes there, and we stock up during this festival. So fun! I’ve looked, but I haven’t found popping corn on the cob at the store, and our CSA box hasn’t had it, either.

    • There are so many fun activities during the fall season that it can be tough to decide what to do… we can’t do it all!

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