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Apple and Apricot Month


When is Apple and Apricot Month?

Apple and Apricot Month happens on Monday January 1, 2024.

Apple and Apricot Month: A Tribute to Winter’s Sweet Harvest

January’s Apple and Apricot Month is a vibrant celebration in the midst of winter’s chill. Here’s what makes this month special:

Resilience of Winter Fruits

While orchards rest, apples and apricots, preserved from the past season, bring their natural sweetness to our tables.

Versatility in Cooking

  • Apples are transformed into warm pies, tarts, and savory sauces.
  • Apricots are stewed, baked, or used in savory dishes, providing a surprising sweetness.

Health Benefits Galore

  • Apples boast fiber and vitamin C, perfect for boosting immunity during the cold season.
  • Apricots, with vitamin A and potassium, offer essential nutrients in every serving.

Culinary Creativity

Chefs may experiment with apple and apricot-infused menus, creating dishes like:

  • Roasted pork loin with apples.
  • Chicken with apricot glaze.
  • Winter salads sprinkled with diced apricots.

Educational Opportunities

Culinary experts and health advocates educate on the selection, storage, and nutritional benefits of these fruits.

As January comes to a close, we are reminded of nature’s gifts and the quiet joy they can bring during the colder months. Apple and Apricot Month is not just about the fruits themselves, but about the warmth and creativity they inspire in our kitchens and hearts. Whether it’s through a shared apple pie at a family gathering or the tart zing of an apricot chutney on a cozy night in, these fruits serve as a delicious testament to the sweetness that persists even in the depths of winter. Let’s carry this appreciation and the lessons of this month with us throughout the year.

When does Apple and Apricot Month happen next year?

Apple and Apricot Month will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Wednesday January 1, 2025
  • Thursday January 1, 2026
  • Friday January 1, 2027
  • Saturday January 1, 2028
  • Monday January 1, 2029


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