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It’s National Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day!

Get out your camo and your excess zucchini and celebrate “National Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day!”

That’s what August 8 is, and I’m taking full advantage of it! To heck with May Day baskets. This is my new favorite holiday. You get to “Ring and Run” or “Ding Dong Ditch,” which is always fun – and you find a new home for your dark green offspring!

Instead of baking 72,000 batches of zucchini bread, while you’re reading this, I’m bagging up zucchini, taking it to the nearest and dearest neighbors’ porches, ringing the doorbell, and RUNNING! (Unless you are Jamie or Sarah. That definitely wasn’t me!)

To save you the time of figuring out what to do with your zucchini, we recommend you celebrate too. Here’s how:

1. Loading as much as you can into a bag, or two, or three.

2. Sneak over to your neighbor’s with the bag.

3. Put the bag on the porch, ring the bell, and RUN!

4. Repeat to other neighbors as necessary.

Note: If you live very far from your neighbors, you may want to plan ahead for next year. 🙂

Thanks to Tom Wellcat for inventing this and other quirky holidays!

And thank YOU for reading!

Rachel and Kathy

P.S. No zucchini at Rachel’s please! She’s full up! But it’s harder to grow in Tucson, so Kathy would be happy to have your donations.


Like David Robison, you may have hunted down more of the elusive “wild zucchini” than you need. If so, we’re sure he’d agree that you can Ding Dong Ditch those as well.





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