NATIONAL RAINIER CHERRY DAY – July 11

National Rainier Cherry Day on July 11th recognizes the cherry variety named after Mount Rainier. In 1952, Harry Fogle of Washington State University developed the Rainier cherry by cross-breeding the Bing and Van cherry varieties.  The sweet Rainier cherries have a thin skin and a thin creamy-yellow flesh. Cherries are a temperamental crop that is …
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NATIONAL FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLE MONTH

Add color to your meals during National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month in June. As the peak season for many early garden crops find their way into markets, it’s an excellent time to take advantage of these freshly picked fruits and vegetables. Berries and salad items come to mind first, but don’t hesitate to try …
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National Papaya Month – June

National Papaya Month takes place in June. The vibrantly colored fruit grows on an herb in southern Mexico, Central America, and northern South America. They are also commercially produced in Hawaii and Puerto Rico. The mildly flavored fruit tastes subtly like a cross between a mango and a peach when ripe. It pairs well with …
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May 17 NATIONAL CHERRY COBBLER DAY

National Cherry Cobbler Day is dedicated every May 17th to the delicious tart dessert that many enjoy with ice cream. In the United States, cobbler refers to a variety of dishes that consist of a fruit filling (cherry being a popular choice ) covered with a batter, biscuit or pie crust that is then baked.  Some cobblers …
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National Salad Month – May

It’s time for the freshness of National Salad Month. Greens pop this time of year, and it’s easy to grow garden lettuce even in a small space. They fill the grocery with a variety of color, too. Beyond the leafy part of the salad, the crisp vegetables, proteins, flavorful cheeses, herbs, berries, grains, and nuts …
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NATIONAL FRUIT AT WORK DAY – First Tuesday in October

On the first Tuesday in October 5, 2021, National Fruit at Work Day encourages some fruitiness to get you through the day. Not only is fruit tasty, but it’s good for you, too. It might surprise you what constitutes a fruit, too. For example, an avocado qualifies as a fruit, not a vegetable. Combine this …
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