National Spinach Day 2019

National Spinach Day is observed annually on March 26th.  Not only are there so many delicious ways that you can enjoy spinach, but it is also incredibly good for you!

An annual plant,  spinach is native to central and southwestern Asia. Thought to have originated in ancient Persia, Arab traders carried spinach into India, and then it was introduced into ancient China where it was known as “Persian vegetable   The earliest available record of the spinach plant was found in Chinese, saying that the spinach plant was introduced into China via Nepal.

During her reign as queen of France, Catherine de Medici was well known to have enjoyed spinach so much that it was served at every meal.  To this day, dishes made with spinach are known as “Florentine” reflecting Catherine’s birth in Florence.

  • Spinach is:
  • Eaten raw or cooked and is available fresh, frozen or canned.
  • One of the best sources of iron.
  • An excellent source of calcium, folic acid, fiber, protein, calcium and vitamins A, C and K.
  • Is loaded with cancer-fighting antioxidants
  • Believed to help improve cardiovascular and gastrointestinal health.

Types of spinach:

Savoy:  dark green color with curly leaves; usually sold in fresh bunches.
Flat or Smooth Leaf:  broad, smooth leaves;  mostly grown for canned and frozen spinach as well as soups, baby food and processed foods.
Semi-savoy:  a hybrid variety with crinkly leaves:  is sold fresh and processed.

  • Following China, the United States is the world’s second-largest producer of spinach.
  • California, Arizona and New Jersey are the top spinach producing states in the United States.

HOW TO OBSERVE

You might want to have a fresh spinach salad or a spinach pizza or maybe a warm, delicious spinach dip.  If one of those is not your choice, perhaps it would be a dish of creamed spinach or spinach lasagna. There are many ways to add spinach to your daily diet and partake in its health benefits. Use #NationalSpinachDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Our research was unable to find the origin and the creator of National Spinach Day.

Makers Market at Santana Row- A Holiday Craft Fair!

Bring your friends & family to this curated marketplace in Santana Row Park (across from Left Bank Brasserie) and shop local artists selling US Handcrafted goods such as jewelry, handbags, ceramics, glassware, soaps, succulents, candles and more! Enjoy the beautiful outdoor park and support local small businesses every 1st Saturday of the month, 10pm-5pm.

– 50+ Local Artists
– DIY Workshops
– Live Music
– Complementary hot chocolate and wine in our newly expanded and remodeled store! – located right on the park.

The Alameda Artworks – Holiday Show

Our artists have been busy at work creating small works, jewelry, textiles, home goods, toys, glass, soft sculpture, paintings, prints and more that make perfect gifts for those you love.

Free event, parking available in lot.

31st Annual FHS Holiday Craft Fair

Come to the 31st Annual Fremont Holiday Craft Fair. Over 60 vendors showcasing homemade goods over the weekend. This is the perfect place to find a unique gift for your loved ones.

Saturday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM    –   Sunday, 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM

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