Beautiful orangey, red Persimmons are now in season and will show up in many boxes during their October-February season. An often underrated treat, persimmons are sweet and delicious, adding a honey-like brightness to desserts, salads and as a snack. Two primary varieties of persimmons are available - fuyu and hachiya, with differences in how they are eaten and prepared. To make the most of your persimmons, learn more about this delicious, seasonal fruit.
Saint Patrick’s Day observes the death of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. People spend the holiday celebrating Irish culture and traditions including parades, Irish step dancing, drinking green beer, or eating Irish cuisine. Did you know your chance of finding a 4-leaf clover is 1 in 10,000?
As tradition goes, wearing green on St. Patrick ’s Day will make you invisible to pesky leprechauns, otherwise be weary of getting pinched! Different cities hold different traditions – Chicago colors the Chicago River green with a natural vegetable dye, and Hot Springs holds the world’s shortest parade (98 feet). While I don’t think Mayor Walsh will approve dying the Charles River green, we still have an awesome parade! Boston’s St. Patrick's Day parade will start Sunday March 17 at 1:00 pm at Broadway Station.
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Summer may be almost over which means soon our summer favorites like fresh tomatoes, summer squash, eggplant, peppers and more will give way to the fall classics like carrots, radishes, winter squash and lots of hardy greens. But that doesn't mean we have to say goodbye to summer flavors. Check out our tips for freezing, quick pickling and canning to help savor the taste of summer for months to come!