NATIONAL GRAPEFRUIT MONTH

During the month of February, get your fill of the ruby reds, marsh, pomelo, and or oblanco because it is National Grapefruit Month! These citrus fruits range from white to red and sweet to tart but add a brightness to the tongue that will make anyone perk up. And, grapefruits are extremely healthy for you. High in vitamins …
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NATIONAL EAT A RED APPLE DAY – December 1

On December 1, National Eat a Red Apple Day encourages everyone to eat a red apple. As the adage goes, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” and today is a perfect time to put that theory to taste. An apple is both delicious and nutritious. With over 7,500 varieties of apples and over 7.5% …
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ROOT VEGETABLES AND EXOTIC FRUIT MONTH -December

Root Vegetables and Exotic Fruits Month is an annual designation observed in December. Although we may not think of them this way, root vegetables are the staple of many recipes. This month, add some exotic fruits to those recipes to change it up a little for the holidays, and WOW your friends and family with …
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Apple Cider Day

Apple Cider Day is celebrated on November 18 every year. The day celebrates the rich and fruity beverage that fills our hearts and bodies with warmth. They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but a glass of apple cider at the end of a long day can rejuvenate the soul. Apple cider …
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NATIONAL CARAMEL APPLE DAY – October 31

National Caramel Apple Day on October 31st celebrates a time-honored fall treat. Many of us remember eating caramel apples or making them with family. Whether it was at a fair, carnival or Halloween party, it was a special treat. Sometimes we even made them at home. No matter where we enjoyed them, the memory is …
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NATIONAL APPLE MONTH – October

National Apple Month in October promotes the sales of apples. Since the season is ripe for apple recipes, National Apple Month makes sure you have all the information you need to prepare all the mouthwatering preserves, pastries, and desserts on your list.  Throughout the month, apple displays explode in retailers across the country. Complementary products make their appearance …
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NATIONAL APPLEJACK MONTH – October

National Applejack Month is an annual designation observed in October. No, we’re not talking about the popular red and green cereal that you’ve probably enjoyed at some point in your life. Many people in the U.S. are unfamiliar with Applejack – the drink – so we’re here to tell you all about it, and why …
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NATIONAL APPLE BETTY DAY – October 5

On October 5, fall ushers in National Apple Betty Day with a sweet aroma of apples baked in cinnamon and oats.  Similar to what is known as apple crisp, crumble or cobbler, the American variant known as the Betty or Brown Betty dates from colonial times. Most Apple Betty recipes call for cinnamon, sugar and …
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Outstanding October

Seasonal Changes During October, asters bloom and so do chrysanthemums. Their colors often pair well with the pumpkins and gourds collected from gardens. And speaking of pumpkins and gourds, holidays like National Pumpkin Seed Day, National Farmer’s Day, National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day, and National Pumpkin Day all offer ways to set the mood.  Since October is a …
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NATIONAL WATERMELON DAY

National Watermelon Day on August 3 recognizes the refreshing summertime treat enjoyed at picnics and fairs!  And since watermelon is 92% water, it is very satisfying in the summer heat. This vine-like flowering plant originated from southern Africa. While the word watermelon refers to both the fruit and the plant to botanists, the plant is …
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