May is Beef Month, and I’m excited to blog about the many promotional and educational events that will be happening across the country.
Each week throughout the month of May, I’ll highlight ways consumers and producers alike can enjoy beef and celebrate how it gets from pasture to plate.
To kick things off, let’s talk about Cinco de Mayo. While the day is earmarked to celebrate the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War, in the United States the day is generally considered an annual holiday to celebrate Mexican culture and heritage.
Cinco de Mayo festivities may include parades, parties and mariachi music. But really, the day is centered around food.
And I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than with beef tacos or steak fajitas. Thanks to “Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner,” we have a great resource for beef recipes perfect for your weekend celebrations. Check out these fan favorites:
Once you’ve had your fill of beef tacos and margaritas, you’ll have some energy and calories to burn, so let’s move!
Check out this “Beef Strong” workout created by the Minnesota Beef Council and Nourish Move Love, based in Minneapolis, Minn.
The 30-minute full body “Beef Strong” workout was inspired by the everyday strength of farmers and includes seven moves based on the movements performed by producers each day.
Moves include the hay bale throw, barn door openers, pull starts, farmer’s carry, feed bag toss and more.
How are you celebrating the first week of Beef Month? I want to hear about your projects and promotions! Who knows, you may be featured in an upcoming BEEF Daily blog. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and share your stories.
Happy Beef Month, folks!
The opinions of Amanda Radke are not necessarily those of beefmagazine.com or Farm Progress.