Everyone wants to be Irish today. Why wouldn’t you want to be? The music, traditions and food are enough to make anyone Irish for a day.
Have you ever wondered… how did a holiday about a Saint turn into a day to drink green beer and eat green food? This day celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish. Celebrations of the past involved parades, festivals and wearing shamrocks. In many churches, drinking alcohol was not permitted and fasting was common practice. But on St. Patrick’s Day, the restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol were lifted just for the day. Over the years this stuck, and encouraged the holiday’s tradition we know now of drinking and eating to celebrate St. Patrick.
In Hawaii, the word “Aloha” has many different meanings -- love, affection, peace, compassion, and mercy. That’s why it’s the perfect thing to say to just about anyone in any situation. The beauty and wonder of the aloha spirit was the inspiration behind the colorful, tropical peppers we introduced last year that are now back in supermarkets throughout the country!
“Women need to stand strong together and support each other’s needs and achievements.” Nancy Pickersgill, Events and Internal Branding Manager
Early in her career, Nancy Pickersgill learned a valuable lesson from her first mentor: “He told me to acknowledge everyone’s request even if you can’t answer right away and treat people equally. It’s very simple but in a busy world we can get trapped in our own tasks and forget that helping others makes a difference. He was a very busy man but he always made people feel important and that they mattered.”
The winners are in! Red carpet ready and looking their best from head-to-toe, we have an impressive lineup of leading veggie contenders for the best in their category. Who is walking away with the highest honors? Let’s take a closer look at these SUNSET® contenders and their best performances yet.
Who knew winter strawberries were the sweetest? Um, we did! SUNSET® WOW™ berries are grown to perfection in our Michigan greenhouses while strawberry fields are in hibernation during these cold winter months.
It happens to be the perfect day to celebrate the wonders of these berries because TODAY is National Strawberry Day! Packed with sweetness, a dose of vitamins and nutrients, these berries will make you say yum!