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Want to celebrate National Kale Day?

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(Photo: Kale, Charred Corn, and Feta Salad from HeatherCristo.com)

Kale is hotter than hot right now, and the authors of kitchen erotica cookbook 50 Shades of Kale want to make sure its 15 minutes of fame never end.

Psychiatrist-kale farmer Drew Ramsey, MD, and chef Jennifer Iserloh are hosting the first National Kale Day on Wednesday, October 2.

The holiday doesn’t exist on paper yet, and this first celebration will include an effort to get as many hearty greens-lovers as possible to sign a petition asking the government to make it official.

“Our hope is that people will sign the petition and President Obama will recognize National Kale Day just like National Donut Day is recognized, especially given the year that kale has had,” says Dr. Ramsey. (And how much better for Americans kale is!)

Our only concern is this: Is Hallmark going to make a card out of kale paper to commemorate the day? Because we’d rather have the real thing, ideally massaged with lemon juice and avocado. —Lisa Elaine Held

For more information, visit www.nationalkaleday.org