Tag Archives: Fall

The History of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is synonymous with celebrations around food and sharing the bounty with friends and family. It is believed that the first Thanksgiving occurred in 1621, a three-day feast between Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians to celebrate the bountiful corn harvest that year. It was celebrated on and off after that but it wasn’t until 1863 […] Read Post »


Apples to Apples

Fall delivers not only crisp autumn air and beautiful foliage, but our favorite crisp, autumn treat—apples! Supply is abundant with many varieties available. While pumpkins get much of the attention in fall, we think apples are the real shining star. We’re at the peak of the season and you’ll see no fewer than 30 varieties […] Read Post »


The History of Halloween Pumpkins

With Halloween just a couple weeks away, the pumpkin mania is at its peak. Every grocery store, coffee shop and bakery has pumpkin displays, drinks, and baked goods prominently promoted. But did you know that the association of pumpkins with Halloween is a relatively recent phenomenon? Halloween comes from the Irish festival Samhain, (pronounced sow-win) […] Read Post »


Maple Madness

As the weather cools down, we turn our attention to fall favorites: apples, pears, winter squash, pomegranates, and more. But let’s not overlook one quintessential fall item: maple syrup. We’re pretty familiar with the delicious golden syrup enjoyed with our pancakes, but what is maple syrup and where does it come from? Maple syrup is […] Read Post »


Mushroom Month

September is National Mushroom Month! So for all you mushroom fans out there, it’s the perfect time to let the mycopia mania begin! Ancient Egyptians believed mushrooms were the immortality plant. In traditional Chinese medicine, mushrooms are believed to have medicinal value. Although there is no concrete evidence for such uses, mushrooms are very nutritious […] Read Post »