WEEK #47 NOVEMBER 21st, 2022

Dear Customers, The “Big Week” is here at last.  Who’d a thunk that a Thursday would become so revered in this nation’s collective consciousness?  It’s not a weekend?  It’s not a three-day holiday. . . Stop to think why.  We celebrate the anniversary of the beginning of our new nation as the Pilgrims did –…

WEEK #46 NOVEMBER 14th 2022

Dear Customers, In less than two weeks’ time, America’s number one food consumption day of the year will be at hand!  November 24th is Thanksgiving, a veritable cornucopia of entrees, side dishes, and desserts interspersed with 4, count’ ‘em FOUR football games that last from noon till well after my bedtime!  That includes the tryptophan…

WEEK #45 NOVEMBER 7th 2022

Dear Customers, There’s something very dreary about the forests of Penn’s Woods when they become devoid of foliage.  Maybe because we know it’ll be six or seven months before we see the trees fully leafed out again! This time of year, particularly when we return to Standard Time, the days are so much shorter and…

WEEK #44 OCTOBER 31st, 2022

Dear Customers, Long about 9 or 10 o’clock in the evening, my eyelids begin to get heavy.  My body starts winding down in preparation for the next 8 or so hours of sleep.  Except for the exact times, this routine plays out, with little deviation, every night of the week.  November is the annual equivalent…

WEEK #43 OCTOBER 24th, 2022

Dear Customers, Halloween falls on next Monday which means the “holidays” are only a few short weeks away.  These two, major end-of-the-year holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas, are completely “food-centric”.  There are so many traditional delicacies associated with them both that it’s hard to find space on the dinner table sometimes. The pandemic and its resultant…

WEEK #42 OCTOBER 17th, 2022

Dear Customers, A few weeks ago, I talked about the practice Americans have of naming practically every day of the year as, “National ______________ Day” where you fill in the blank.  Imagine my surprise to learn that October 17th is known as National Pasta Day.  As if it needed its own day!  My Grandpa Thomas…

WEEK #41 OCTOBER 10th, 2022

Dear Customers, By now we’re all unfortunately familiar with the term “inflation” and how it affects our everyday lives.  Gasoline prices, food prices and pretty much everything we have a need for is more expensive than it was not that long ago. We deal with several major vendors that are popular and well known, nation-wide. …

WEEK #39 OCTOBER 3, 2022

Dear Customers, There are certain foods that just go together.  Often, they’re so ingrained in our culture that you can’t think of one without the other.  How about “peanut butter & jelly”?  Or beans & weenies?  Steak & baked potato? Well, there is another “pairing” that is so delicious together that it literally cries out…

WEEK #39 SEPT 26th

Dear Customers, If you’re like me, you get a little tired of the ever-increasing practice of naming days, weeks and even months as “National ———- Day, Week or Month” (you fill in the blank).  In any given 30-day period there are anywhere from 15 to 40 specially designated “events”.  It’s gotten a little out of…