It’s National Celery Month

Did you know that March is National Celery Month? Who am I kidding? Of course you did! And what a national treasure celery is—after all, what would veggie stock be without celery? Or tuna salad? Ants on a log would just be a pile of peanut butter with raisins on it!

If you’re one of those few people who have been living under a rock and didn't know that this is the month to honor that crunchy, fibrous, green stalk, here are some last-minute celebration ideas!

  • Make ants on a log—I always think of Mr. Rogers, who is the man who taught me about this snack, whenever I make it
  • Try celeriac—Did you know that the huge root vegetable known as celeriac is actually the root of the celery plant? It tastes mildly of celery and has a slightly starchy texture
  • Read some books about celery—to be honest, books about celery are few and far between. Which is our loss. But I do have a great list of vegetable-related picture books, many of which mention celery! Check out some of these and pay special attention to our friend celery!

***Note: National Celery Month is not an official “national month” as declared by Congress. Therefore, if you are the kind of person who is not interested in celebrating silly holidays just for the sake of them, feel free to skip this particular silly month.***  

Picture Books About Veggies

In honor of National Celery Month, I present--books about veggies! Many of which mention celery!

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