Each week, we put together a blog discussing a food holiday that occurs near the date of the blog, and we try to keep the food relevant to the products we sell. We’ve been pretty successful doing that, but there are times it can become a bit of stretch. As Labor Day is approaching in a week-and-a-half, the temptation is to write something about that holiday. But then we would have nothing to write about on the Wednesday before Labor Day.

Quaker Valley Foods sells a large variety of foods that are suitable for virtually any holiday. We sell domestic and imported beef, chicken, turkey, duck, pork, goat, mutton, an extensive supply of seafood, and just about all of the deli products you could need.

There are so many national food holidays, some that make sense to the average individual, some that are clearly promoted for strictly marketing purposes. So how are these holidays determined?

For the more prominent, national holidays, it is the President of the United States that has the authority to declare a specific day a commemorative event. Here’s how it works. A specific event is submitted as a petition by a group or an individual. It is only the President who has the authority to note the day as a holiday, enforced by law. The Senate can issue “commemorative resolutions,” but they do not have “the force of law.”

Once the petitioner is successful in getting his day authorized, it is that individual who is responsible for promoting the new holiday to the public.

At this time of year, we have so many holidays to look forward to. Below are recipes for the big ones, occurring a bit further down the road. And as these holidays approach, don’t forget Quaker Valley Foods. We are here to supply you with all of the foods you need to prepare your meals for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year.

Take a look at the images below. Click on the photo that interests you to get the recipe for what you see. Then contact Quake Valley for all of your needs!

Thanksgiving Turkey (www.everydaydishes.com)


Christmas Ham (www.womensday.com)


New Year’s Bacon-Wrapped Pineapple Shrimp (www.foodnetwork.com)