NATIONAL SARDINES DAY

November 24th recognizes these silver little fishes on National Sardines Day. They may not swim right up to your plate, but they sure do pack in the flavor.  While some people are afraid to taste these small, silverfish, others consider sardines a delicious snack enjoyed on their own or with crackers. Sardines are several types …
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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 SEAFOOD BISQUE DAY – October 19

Every year on October 19th, National Seafood Bisque Day serves up a hot, delicious meal for seafood lovers. The day celebrates a luxurious bowl of tasty soup made from the catch of the day!  Seafood bisque is a smooth, creamy, and highly-seasoned soup of French origin.  Recipes call for a strained broth of crustaceans. Use …
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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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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 SEAFOOD MONTH – October

National Seafood Month is an annual designation observed in October. Where do we even start with this one?! People all over the world love seafood, and there are about a thousand different ways you can eat it… So really, it’s hard to get sick of. From smoked salmon to buttery lobster tails, to shrimp cocktail, …
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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 CHICKEN MONTH – September

For over two decades, the National Chicken Council has banded together with major chicken producers in the U.S. to promote chicken sales in September. As a result, September is known as National Chicken Month! This once slow month, as the summer grilling season waned, has turned into one of the year’s best performing sales periods. …
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NATIONAL STRAWBERRY RHUBARB PIE DAY – June 9

On June 9th of each year, National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day is observed.  A tart vegetable, rhubarb is often paired with sweet fruits making for a delicious dessert. Around the country, rhubarb is a perennial favorite for home gardens. One of the first fruits of their labors, gardeners begin to harvest rhubarb in the middle of …
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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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