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Fall NATIONAL is time for digging potatoes, plucking pumpBOSS DAY kins from vines, putting blankets back on the by and Stanley Drummond beds forare cold weather. consider Bosses people, too. Let’s (Really!) And some everyTidyear bits about pumpkins and potatoes. on October 16, America pays tribute to them. • If you live in a northern latitude or a high • elevation, you probably picked the last tomatoes, Actually, National Boss Day was created in 1958 by anpeppers Illinois and secretary Patricia cucumbers, other named frost sensitive Haroski. Sheago, chose October 16 because it was crops weeks but pumpkins and potatoes her father’s birthday. Her father also happened keep growers busy through the fall season. to be her boss at the time. Nevertheless, she felt • Be aware, “There comes a time when it cannot thatput bosses in general be off any longer. were The underappreciated, radio warns of a and registered the date with the U.S. Chamber killing frost coming in the night, and you must of Commerce as an official observance. say good-bye to the garden. You dread it, as you saying good-bye any survey good friend; • dread Interestingly enough, ato 2005 done bybut an the garden waits with its last gifts, and you must international human resources consulting firm go with a bushel or big to receive revealed that thebasket majority of buckets employees would them.” Quote from Rachel Peden whose not trade places with their boss. The column, primary “The Hoosier Farm Wife Says…” was a popular reason given was the change that would result feature in the Indianapolis Star for many years. between them and their co-workers. They could • Pumpkins are thought to originate from Central no longer ignore or laugh at any slackers in their America. They are now grown on every continent department; they’d be responsible for any poor except Antarctica. performers.

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for all other fresh vegetables consumed in and Canadian Thanksgiving holidays. The U.S. Canada. holiday is the fourth Thursday in November but October 22 - October 28, 2009 Tidbits of Glenrock, Douglas & Wheatland the Canadian holiday is the second Monday in • Idaho® Potatoes and the “Grown in Idaho®” seal are federally registered certification marks October. 4th Quarter 2009

• The largest pumpkin pie ever baked weighed Week 44 2,020 pounds kg). The (continued): feat, recognized PUMPKINS & (916 POTATOES October 25 - 31 by the Guinness Book of World Records, • How do you mend a broken Jack-O-Lantern? Page 2 was accomplished on October 8, 2005 by the With a pumpkin patch! New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Growers of New • Pumpkins and potatoes are excellent sources of Bremen, Ohio.

• Would you like an “original” pumpkin pie? It was made by early colonists by filling a hollowed out pumpkin shell with milk, honey and spices and baked in hot ashes. Yummm!

fiber. Both are also rich in potassium. Pumpkins are rich in Vitamin A and potatoes are rich in Vitamin C.

• Pumpkins are in the Cucurbita plant family as are squash. The Greek work for pumpkin, “pepon” means large melon. Cucumbers are in this family as well.

• Think about this…“It’s easy to halve the potato where there’s love.” Irish Proverb Do you ever wonder about the origin of these sayings? Can you see the romantic couple buttering their halved potato in the candlelight?!

• Once upon a time…pumpkins were recommended for removing freckles and treating snake bites.

• Are you an average American? If so, you probably eat around 126 pounds (57 kg) of potatoes each year. Approximately one-third of U.S. potatoes are grown in Idaho. Canadians like potatoes too… the rate of consumption is even higher at 157 pounds (71 kg) per person. This is about the same as the combined total for all other fresh vegetables consumed in Canada.

• Do you remember the pumpkin carriage used by Cinderella to hurry home from the ball? Your children or grandchildren certainly do! But…just like the “frog-into-a-prince-kiss” it only works in a make-believe world. • People in North America love pumpkin pie. The highest consumption is during the U.S. and Canadian Thanksgiving holidays. The U.S. holiday is the fourth Thursday in November but the Canadian holiday is the second Monday in October.


• Luther Burbank, born in Massachusetts in 1849, is known for the development of the 4th Quarter 2009 Burbank potato. He sold the rights to his potato Weekand 44moved to California where he for $150 bought a 15 October 25acre - 31(6 hectares) farm on Gold Ridge in Sebastopol in 1885. Today, his farm is Page 3 listed on the National Historic Register and is open year round for tours. His home in nearby Santa Rosa, CA is now a city park.

• Potatoes are thought to originate from the Andes of South America. Some really cool looking potatoes of different shapes, sizes and colors still grow there today – many at elevations around 13,000 feet.

• Using pumpkins as lanterns (Jack-o-lanterns) was started by Irish immigrants based on an ancient Celtic custom. All Hallows Eve was the end of the old Celtic calendar year and the Irish would hollow out turnips, rutabagas and beets and put candles inside. They sat the veggie creations on windowsills to ward off evil.

• The largest pumpkin pie ever baked weighed 2,020 pounds (916 kg). The feat, recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records, was accomplished on October 8, 2005 by the New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Growers of New Bremen, Ohio.

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Whether baked, fried, boiled, mashed or smashed… potatoes are popular all over the world in every culture. They are among a number of foods considered “comfort food” in North America and other countries as well. • Webster’s Dictionary added the term “comfort food” to its pages in 1972. It is “food prepared in a traditional style having a usually nostalgic or sentimental appeal.”

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• If you think of foods that bring back pleasant memories of your childhood, those would be your particular “comfort foods.” Usually there are accepted foods in a culture or location that are known in the area or even worldwide. • If you think of Mexico, you probably think of tacos and enchiladas. Beans, quesadillas, and huevos rancheros are also favorites. • Peach cobbler, gumbo, fried chicken and fried catfish are on the top of most southerners’ lists of comfort foods. • Popularity of television personalities such as Bobby Flay, Emeril, Rachel Ray and others have really brought comfort foods increased attention. They show us how to prepare popular dishes and make it look easy! • Do you remember Jim Croce, from the 1970s, who sang “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” and “Time in a Bottle?” His widow, Ingrid, opened a restaurant in San Diego, CA. One of the fabulous entrees on the menu is Croce’s Prime Contemporary Meatloaf. It is served on top of mashed potatoes…comfort food at its finest! • Meatloaf is one of the first foods most people think of when you ask for their favorite comfort food. Is it yours?

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