Warrenville Corn Festival- Where Corn is King
The Warrenville corn festival, an entire day dedicated to corn and celebrating the farmers and community who proudly grow and provide Trinidad and Tobago with fresh produce.
The brain behind the Warrenville Corn Festival, Councillor Sam Sankar was beaming with pride as he spoke to patrons, vendors and farmers during the event. Councillor Sankar was exultant to see his vision come to life and grateful to all of those who corntributed towards a successful event. He felt the need to create awareness of the laborious work that farmers of his electoral district put into growing corn day in and day out.
Although small, for it’s first year the event drew a fairly large crowd, curious to try the various corn dishes being sold and get an opportunity to pick fresh corn on the farm. Corn pholourie, corn sada style roti, curry corn, corn burgers and corn pancakes were clearly enjoyed by all, selling out in record time. The dish of the day for me was the corn roti created by Davi, who grates the corn by hand in order to create her roti. Her fillings complimented the roti so well, the Tania and curry peas being my favourite. The texture of the roti reminded me of a mexican corn tortilla with a bit more body and a slight crunch.
The festival was cornveniently located in a corn field on “The Music Farm",” which is home to other crops such as kale, rice, sugar cane, coconut, watermelon, sweet potato, eddoes and even fish ponds. Councillor Sankar wishes to see “The Music Farm” become an agri-tourism space. The next festival the farm plans on hosting will focus on the root rop, Eddoes. Sankar’s aim is “ to promote good health and wellbeing in an agritourism space,” which he looks forward to sharing with both domestic and international tourists.
Check out Eatahfood’s Out & About content on the Corn Festival below