YOUR WEEKLY CSA GUIDE
Forkful: September - Week 16
The season may be winding down but there's still so much to do!
We are happy to report the winter squash and pumpkin harvest is going amazingly well, we’re seeing large fruit and high yields. The weather is with us and the future forecast is looking good. Compared to last year at this time it is a night and day difference.
It felt really good decorating the farmstand this past weekend. We couldn't believe how many people stopped early looking for pumpkins! Even though we are several days away from the first day of fall, I think we all felt the autumn spirit :)
Speaking of spirit and pumpkins, how about a CSA pumpkin carving contest! Week 20 of the CSA we will include a pumpkin in your share. To enter... carve your pumpkin and drop it off at the farm by October 25th. October 26th and 27th the public will vote for their favorite pumpkin and on Monday we will announce the winner. We encourage you to participate, it'll be spooktacular!
Looking forward to seeing you all this week :)
WHAT TO USE FIRST
WHAT IS DELICATA SQUASH
Delicata Squash aka the "Peanut Squash" or "Sweet Potato Squash" is popular for its soft, edible skin. You don't have to peel it! If you love the taste of Butternut Squash but don’t like peeling that hard-sticky rind, Delicata Squash may be your new best friend!
Although it’s considered a winter squash, believe it or not, it is in the same family as yellow summer squash and zucchini.
The yellow flesh is amazingly sweet and can be prepared in so many ways. It can be stuffed and baked, steamed, or oven roasted. To prepare the squash, slice it in half, and scoop out the seeds or slice it into rings. Try roasting the seeds too :)
LETS GET COOKING
How to Prep and Cook Delicata Squash
A Healthy Holiday Snack
Learn how to make Delicata Squash! Visit this link for the ingredients, more information, and many, many more video recipes. Enjoy this Delicata Squash demo!
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7 DAY SUPPORT
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