Sweet tradition lives on
They once tried selling bananas and fresh apple slices you know, nutritious, healthy stuff. But that proved to be about as popular as ashtrays on motorcycles.
was buying them, says Shane Farberman. people come to our booth, they want candy. Candy, candy, candy! for 60 years and three generations, somebody from Farberman family has been selling the sweet stuff at the Western Fair.
a second home, says Farberman of the annu ray-ban al London event. just been a part of our lives . . . and I love every minute of it. I look forward to every day I usually the first one here to set up, and the last one to leave. you appreciate tradition, then you can get a healthy make that unhealthy helping at the Candy Land trailer in Kiddyland, where Farberman and his staff sell their extra soft candy apples, caramel corn, cotton candy and ever popular peach juice.
famous for our peach juice, says Farberman, who tows his Candy Land trailer to on ray-ban ly two fairs every year: here and Toronto CNE. Aykroyd would come to the CNE and always stop by for the world best peach juice. all started in the late 1940s, when Farberman parents Shirley (who passed away in 2011) and David operated a balloon dart booth at the Western Fair; by 1953, they established their Candy Land trailer as a must stop for fair goers.
Farberman figures he dips about 500 candy apples during an average weekday; it impossible to calculate the number of snow cones, sticks of candy floss and bags of caramel corn that been shoved across the counter of his familiar fuchsia, blue and yellow trailer during the past six decades.
all been sizzled and burned over the years, says Farberman, referring to the tricky boiling process involved in creating candy apples, his biggest seller in London.
believe that families that go out and play together, stay together, he says. a rough economy, people need to laugh. And in a rough economy, people need to get out and enjoy (life). a strange side note, Farberman, who also operates Farco E ray-ban ntertainment and books entertainers into cruise ships and vacation spot ray-ban s around the world, may be familiar to fervent fans of Adam Sandler; in the 1995 film Billy Madison, the Thornhill man played the orange haired clown who, after falling from his stilts at a children party, famously sings, bet you thought that I was dead, but when I fell over, I just broke my leg and got a hemorrhage in my head. become a cult (film), says Farberman, who made about $60,000 during the six weeks he worked on the movie and has received a royalty cheque for about $1,000 every year since. a song known all over the world. Bump into any teenager or adult who watched any Adam Sandler movies, and they know it. Gillespie is the Free Press city columnist.
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