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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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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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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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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