About this time in the calendar, at the end of the month and before the new month, we look at the various ways we can celebrate food during the coming weeks. September clearly will not disappoint. Sure it’s a hectic month with back-to-school, lunchboxes, and a semi-normal work schedule without long weekend escapes, but there is much to celebrate. Take a peek.
It’s also a sweet month: It’s National Honey Month. The Honey Board’s website makes it easy for parents and youngsters to find teaching activities about honey or bees, and some easy recipes.
Now my new food weakness: Mushrooms. September is National Mushroom Month and Kennett Square, Pennsylvania (considered the Mushroom Capital of the World) celebrates with the 24th Annual Mushroom Festival. Maybe one of the best nutritional tidbits about mushrooms is their natural Vitamin D content. With everyone screaming about testing for low Vitamin D levels: Do yourself a favor, enjoy mushrooms.
The list goes on, and some foods are celebrated for a week or a single day. (Starting on the 6th is National Waffle Week). The possibilities for a week or a day’s celebration are only limited by your imagination.
September, a back-to-reality month, is just a warm up for October’s great party: Virginia Wine Month.