NATIONAL PUMPKIN DAY

National Pumpkin Day recognizes a favored autumn decoration and food on October 26th. Not only do they make great fall decorations, but the pumpkin also completes a variety of tasty recipes. Join a pumpkin competition or visit any of the many fall festivals featuring the beautiful gourds. By October 26th, we’re in a frenzy of …
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SPINACH AND SQUASH MONTH

Spinach and Squash Month is an annual designation observed in November. There are about a million reasons to love both spinach and squash, and the beginning of the holiday season is the perfect time to start whipping up some recipes that include these delightful veggies. SPINACH SQUASH Make sure to explore these celebrations too. HOW …
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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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NATIONAL ACORN SQUASH DAY

National Acorn Squash Day is observed annually on September 7th. The day celebrates winter squash that is also known to some as a pepper squash. Even though it is considered a winter squash, acorn squash belongs to the same species as all summer squashes including zucchini and yellow crookneck squash. The most common variety comes …
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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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NATIONAL ORANGE JUICE DAY – May 4

On May 4th National Orange Juice Day recognizes America’s most popular breakfast drink. Orange juice holds a large margin over second-place apple juice, too. People have been waking up to a glass of orange juice for many years and enjoying the health benefits it gives them. One 8 ounce serving of orange juice has 124 …
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NATIONAL RUBBER DUCKY DAY – January 13

According to a 1973 Sesame Street calendar, Rubber Duckie’s Birthday is January 13th so around the country it’s National Rubber Ducky Day! A friend of Ernie and Big Bird, Duckie made his debut in a February 1970 episode. The rubber ducky (also spelled duckie) has come a long way from his first concept as a …
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Roasted Vegetables

This easy side dish not only looks great but tastes so good even the kids eat all these vegetables. Ingredients You can substitute vegetables according to likes and diet needs. These are what have used for both a regular or holiday meal.1 Eggplant1 bag brussel sprout halves ( fresh produce)2 bell peppers assorted colors1 pint …
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Soups, Chowders, Stews, and Chili

Looking for a way to warm up? These soups are good year round but especially in winter. January is National Soup Month, as we also celebrate National Slow Cooker as well. From classic Chicken Noodle, to Vietnamese Pho, you’re sure to find a great distraction from winter woes. Chicken Noodle Minestrone Vegetable Beef Loaded potato …
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Fun Holiday – Old Farmers Day

October 12 is Old Farmers Day, a day devoted to old farmers and their farming techniques. Agriculture and farming today is largely mechanized and very scientific, but these developments would not have been possible without the wisdom and hard work of old farmers. This day gives them thanks. Listen to them and to their stories, …
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