NATIONAL MANGO DAY – July 22

Sweet, fragrant, and juicy mangoes add an abundance of flavor to beverages and meals. That’s why on July 22nd, National Mango Day recognizes all the nutritious variety this tropical fruit brings to the table! Originating in Bangladesh and parts of Myanmar and India, hundreds of varieties of mangoes grow around the world today. Ataulfo – Also …
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NATIONAL ASPARAGUS MONTH

May is National Asparagus Month.  These delicious spears of the lily family can be enjoyed from breakfast to a bedtime snack. Fresh from the garden, the thin stalks taste like sweetpea but sautéd the vegetable enhances the flavor of meats, potatoes or other garden veggies. Asparagus bakes and grills well, too. Added to a souffle, …
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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 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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NATIONAL GUMBO DAY

On October 12th, the menu spotlights National Gumbo Day for food holidays. This heavily seasoned, stew-like dish fills us up on chilly fall days. Originating in southern Louisiana during the 18th century, Gumbo typically consists of strongly-flavored stock with meat or shellfish, a thickener, and seasoned vegetables. The seasoned vegetables may include celery, bell peppers, …
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