Tag Archives: Fall

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 »


Shake Your Pom-Pom

Many wait all year for pomegranates, often referred to as poms, to come in season. Although it’s tricky to get to the actual seeds, the delicious flavor and many health benefits, make this super food well worth the effort. Pomegranates originated in the region from modern-day Iran to northern India. There is mention of the […] Read Post »


All Hail the Persimmon

With the arrival of fall, comes the arrival of many new fruits including a less common favorite: persimmon. In Latin, persimmon means “food for the gods.”  Persimmons originated in Japan and made its way to the U.S. in 1856 where it’s been gaining popularity ever since. In general, there are two types of persimmon fruit: […] Read Post »