Celebrate National Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day

Dr. Angela Seabright
Sarah Basile

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Happy National Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day!
This fun holiday is all about promoting healthy eating, community and getting rid of the extra harvest from your garden. National Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day is celebrated annually on August 8, the perfect day for picking and enjoying ripe zucchini.
Zucchini, which is technically a fruit, is easy to grow, and once it starts flowering, grows extremely fast. Most people growing zucchini in Michigan plant the squash in July, and harvest by early August. When trying to pick out the best zucchinis, look for dark green zucchini that is firm – if it’s mushy, it could be rotting. Smaller zucchinis are usually the most flavorful.
Zucchinis provide numerous health benefits and are known as a superfood because of their incredibly healthy properties. They are full of potassium, fiber, iron, zinc and antioxidants. Eating zucchini can also help prevent cancer, cardiovascular diseases and stroke because of an abundance of manganese. On top of all that, over 90 percent of a zucchini is made of water, so it can also help keep you hydrated.
Have extra zucchini you don’t know what to do with? You can celebrate this holiday in an amusing way by printing off some recipes to give to your neighbors when you sneak zucchini onto their porches. Check out the recipe cards below for some fun and easy zucchini recipes. Share this fun holiday with us by posting your photos on our social media channels – find us on Facebook and Instagram.
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