NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – It’s Groundhog Day!

Will we see six more weeks of winter? And what is the origin of the tradition of the groundhog/shadow tradition?

Jeremy Goodman, Director of the Turtle Back Zoo in New Jersey, stopped by the studio to discuss those things. He also introduced us to Groundhog Day Salad.

For more information about the Turtle Back Zoo, click here.

Click here for a printable version of the recipe.


  • 1 bag arugula/spinach mix (8 0z)
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1/4 cup almonds, sliced
  • 6 strawberries (about 1 cup), sliced


In a large bowl, combine arugula/spinach, diced apple and celery with sliced almonds and strawerries. Top with your favorite dressing. Serving size: 4 people (or 16 groundhogs).