5 Things you should know about farming and Halloween...
- It’s believed that Halloween’s origins lie in the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain celebrated from October 31 - November 1. This marked the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter and included celebratory feasts in celebration of agriculture.
- Candy corn and other sorts of candy would not exist without farmers producing and harvesting beans from the cocoa tree and sugar from sugar cane, sugar beets, and corn.
- Caramel apples are tasty to the core with the help of farmers that own and operate orchards.
- Originally, in Ireland, turnips were carved and used as lanterns which has led to our modern-day tradition of pumpkin carving and jack-o’-lanterns.
- Hayrides are a tradition enjoyed by many celebrating Halloween. As you may know, most “hay” rides actually use straw bales on the wagon to sit on.