Happy Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day!

Yup, you read that correctly.  Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day is an actually acknowledged national holiday! And although the origin of this holiday are unknown, there is a popular legend to explain the series of events that led to its birth.

At the onset of summer, farmers and gardeners would tend their crops to prepare for a full harvest of summer vegetables. As the summer dragged on, the farmers’ zucchini plants  grew slowly but showed no real progress, at least until the first week of August. That’s when their stocks of summer squash skyrocketed.

Now the first question any reasonable squash-loving person would ask is: “So, what’s the problem?” The farmers found themselves with an extreme overabundance of the crop, so much their families couldn’t eat it fast enough.

So, by the end of the week, zucchini stockpiles were at an all time high and farmers decided they needed a new method of dealing with the surplus- they would place large quantities of the zucchini in large trashcan-sized bags and then head over to the nearest non-farming neighbor’s house.  The bag would then be placed on the neighbor’s front porch or in their backyard before the farmer beat a quick retreat home.

So, in honor of the brilliance of these quick-witted farmers, we wish you all a happy Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day!

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