Mother’s Day is a holiday honoring motherhood that is observed in different forms throughout the world. In the United States, Mother’s Day 2020 occurs on Sunday, May 10. The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. Jarvis would later denounce the holiday’s commercialization and spent the latter part of her life trying to remove it from the calendar.
While dates and celebrations vary, Mother’s Day traditionally involves presenting moms with flowers, cards, and other gifts.
This year, going to an over-crowded restaurant and having a rushed and overpriced prix fixe brunch is off the menu, so why not stop at Farmstead and pick up some creamy cheeses, a pâté, some salume, a bottle of rosé or three, or a bottle of Champagne, and show Mom how much you love her?
Grab a baguette and maybe a tart at a local bakery, some fresh fruit at the ANG or a Farmer's Market, and maybe make an omelet or a quiche (really not that hard) and avoid the crowds, noise, expense, and hassle!
Our dedicated staff is on hand to make it easy for you to choose the right cheese and wine, and your Mom (or wife) will thank you for making the effort to make her day
Celebrations of mothers and motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele, but the clearest modern precedent for Mother’s Day is the early Christian festival known as “Mothering Sunday.” Once a major tradition in the United Kingdom and parts of Europe, this celebration fell on the fourth Sunday in Lent and was originally seen as a time when the faithful would return to their “mother church”—the main church in the vicinity of their home—for a special service.
Over time the Mothering Sunday tradition shifted into a more secular holiday, and children would present their mothers with flowers and other tokens of appreciation. This custom eventually faded in popularity before merging with the American Mother’s Day in the 1930s and 1940s.
Did you know? More phone calls are made on Mother’s Day than any other day of the year. These holiday chats with Mom often cause phone traffic to spike by as much as 37 percent.