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17 September, 2012 Articles

Seasonal Grocery Shopping – October

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October is Halloween month! Which should really thrill you if you like sugar highs and dressing up like Batman. Look for specials on candy and Halloween themed items, particularly after the 31st (known in the biz as “November”). You’ll also start seeing sales on baking supplies, so start stocking up for the holiday season. Other things that often inspire sales during October include National Seafood Month, the end of Daylight Savings Time (batteries, smoke detectors, etc.) and a wide range of other “National” holidays featuring everything from pizza to pork (see the list below).

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National ______ Months for October

• National Pizza Month
• National Pasta Month
• National Dessert Month
• National Pretzel Month
• National Pickled Peppers Month
• Vegetarian Awareness Month
• National Seafood Month
• National Apple Month
• National Popcorn Poppin’ Month
• National Applejack Month
• National Caramel Month
• National Cookie Month
• National Country Ham Month
• National Pork Month
• National Spinach-Lovers’ Month

Seasonal Produce for October

acorn squash, apples, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cabbage, cauliflower, cranberries, grapes, leeks, lettuce, mushrooms, oranges, parsnips, persimmons, pomegranates, pumpkins, rutabagas, spinach, sweet potatoes, swiss chard, turnips, winter squash, yams

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