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It's October So Let's Eat!

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Celebrate the fall with these food observances in October. Which one are you excited about?

National Chili Month
National Seafood Month
National Cookie Month
National Dessert Month
National Pasta Month
National Pork Month
National Apple Month
National Caramel Month

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