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Lettuce celebrate! June 17 is Eat Your Vegetables Day, one of the cornerstone celebrations of Fresh Fruits and Vegetable Month.
Like so many mysterious internet holidays, this one has its roots in industry associations trying to get you to buy something. In this case, the source is the United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association, which initiated the monthlong observance in 1991.
The trade association, formed in 1937 by the merger of the Western Fruit Jobbers Association and the American Fruit and Vegetable Shippers Association, is a national trade group representing member growers, shippers, packers, processors, marketers, and distributors of fruits and vegetables in the United States.Read more...
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