May is the time of year where everyone starts to venture outdoors! And that means that there’s lots of fresh ideas for May newsletter content if you’re a food bloggers or food content creator.

May is when we start to feel like it’s safe to plan outdoor gatherings with a little more certainty when it comes to the weather. It’s warm but not stinking hot yet and the spring rain (or snow) has usually settled down!


There are multiple holidays in May: Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day (North America), Victoria Day Long Weekend (Canada) and Memorial Day Weekend (USA). All of them have a big food component.

  • Mexican dishes and drinks (both traditional and modern twists)
  • afternoon tea
  • brunches
  • desserts
  • easy to make breakfasts for mom (so the kids don’t destroy the kitchen)
  • pampering mom
  • picnics, BBQs and potlucks


A steady stream of in season produce is on the way now so be sure to take advantage of it with your evergreen content!

  • asparagus
  • strawberries
  • rhubarb
  • peas and pea shoots
  • artichokes
  • lettuces and baby spinach
  • other baby greens
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May is the month that grillers and smokers get serious. May also hosts what is, for many, the first camping weekend of the year which means cooking outdoors on campfires and cooking stoves and… road trips!

  • grilling recipes
  • smoker recipes
  • campfire cooking
  • cooking stove recipes
  • road trips and road trip snacks and meals
  • meal prep for camping

Now’s the time to get started. Plan out your May newsletter calendar and batch write your emails. Schedule them and you’re good to go!


Don’t forget there’s an entire month of food days and observances that are great inspiration for newsletter content as well as social media ideas. You can find a complete list of May Food Days for Food Bloggers here.

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