JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH
 
  • 1 - New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Day (third Monday)
  • Super Bowl Sunday
  • College Bowl Games
  • National Breakfast Month
  • National Soup Month
  • MENU IDEAS:  
    • Smoked turkey chowder served with southwest vegetables.
    • Savory turkey stew with lean ground turkey, new potatoes and baby carrots served in a bread bowl.
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  • 12 - Lincoln's Birthday
  • 14 - Valentine's Day
  • 22 - Washington's Birthday
  • President's Day (third Monday)
  • Mardi Gras Celebration / Fat Tuesday
  • National Cherry Month
  • Black History Month
  • National Heart Month
  • MENU IDEAS:  
    • Zesty Cajun jambalaya made with cubed turkey breast.
    • Peppered turkey medallions with chutney sauce.
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  • 17 - St. Patrick's Day
  • 25 - Pecan Day
  • National Noodle Month
  • National Nutrition Month
  • First Day of Spring
  • March Madness
  • MENU IDEAS:  
    • Turkey and spinach salad in Parmesan bowls.
    • Turkey and shiitake loaf with chipolte barbecue sauce.
APRIL MAY JUNE
 
  • 1 - April Fool's Day
  • 15 - Income Tax Day
  • Easter
  • Passover
  • Palm Sunday
  • Baseball Season Opening
  • PGA Masters' Tournament
  • Professional Secretary's Day
  • MENU IDEAS:  
    • Turkey bratwurst with all the ballpark trimmings.
    • Turkey ham frittata for Easter brunch.
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  • 1 - May Day
  • Kentucky Derby
  • Cinco de Mayo
  • Mother's Day (second Sunday)
  • Memorial Day (last Monday)
  • Indy 500/ Charlotte 600
  • Herb Week
  • National Egg Month
  • National Salad and Salsa Month
  • National Barbecue Month
  • MENU IDEAS:  
    • Broiled turkey tenderloin medallions with fresh tarragon and mushroom cream sauce.
    • Turkey empanadas grande prepared with ground turkey and fresh cilantro.
 
  • 14 - Flag Day
  • Father's Day (third Sunday)
  • Turkey Lovers' Month
  • Dairy Month
  • First Day of Summer
  • Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Month
  • MENU IDEAS:  
    • Turkey chops with tomato-pepper relish.
    • Herb-roasted turkey breast roast with papaya-thyme chutney.
JULY AUGUST SEPTEMBER
 
  • 1 - Canada Day
  • 4 - Independence Day
  • 14 - Bastille Day
  • National Picnic Month
  • National Hot Dog Month
  • National Peach Month
  • MENU IDEAS:  
    • Barbecue turkey burger with roasted red peppers.
    • Turkey fillet mignon sauteed with garlic and onion.
 
  • 4 - American Family Day (first Sunday)
  • Back-to-School
  • National Sandwich Month
  • MENU IDEAS:  
    • Grilled turkey breast cutlets, spicy Dijon mustard, red pepper rings, lettuce and Swiss cheese on a crisp French roll.
    • Charbroiled turkey salad with raspberry vinaigrette.
 
  • Labor Day (first Monday)
  • National Grandparent's Day (first Sunday after Labor Day)
  • Back-to-School
  • First Day of Autumn
  • Rosh Hashana / Jewish New Year
  • Yom Kippur
  • National Hispanic Heritage Week
  • National Rice Month
  • National Honey Month
  • MENU IDEAS:  
    • Breast roast slices with honey-mustard glaze.
    • Caribbean-style boneless turkey chops and spicy rice.
OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER
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  • 31 - Halloween
  • National Health Care Foodservice Week
  • National School Lunch Week
  • National Apple Week
  • Oktoberfest
  • National Pizza Month
  • National Pasta Month
  • MENU IDEAS:  
    • Turkey tenderloin with olive-mushroom filling served on a bed of farfalle pasta.
    • Pizza with grilled turkey breast strips, fresh basil, marinara sauce and cheese.
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  • 3 - Sandwich Day
  • Election Day
  • 8 - Cook Something Bold & Pungent Day
  • 11 - Veteran's Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • American Education Week
  • MENU IDEAS:  
    • Oyster stuffed turkey roll.
    • Szechuan stir-fry with vegetables and your choice of turkey strips, slices or sausages.
 
  • 16 - Boston Tea Party Anniversary
  • 21 - Pilgrim Landing Anniversary (year 1620)
  • First Day of Winter
  • 25 - Christmas
  • 26 - Jan. 1 - Kwanzaa
  • 31 - New Year's Eve
  • Hanukkah
  • MENU IDEAS:  
    • Roast turkey with pineapple-orange glaze served with a cornbread, sage and sausage stuffing.
    • Turkey ham sliced and topped with a pecan cream sauce served on a bed of long grain and wild rice.

Turkey Trends
Highlighting Turkey
Turkey on the Menu
Nutritious Appeal
Suggestive Selling
Community Promotions
Special School Foodservice Promotions
Ethnic Neutrality
Special Event Promotions
Year Round Turkey

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