Sunday, October 7, 2012

Fall Squash Season

Summertime brings fresh veggies at the farmers market.  We tried an organic co-op last summer but that really fell short of our expectations.  The price was a bit steep and the return was way less than I expected for my money.  I had planned on going straight through to fall with this co-op.  However, I can only eat so much salad.  I expected more zucchini, summer squash, beans, beets, etc...   I got lettuce and more lettuce. 1 zucchini.  What can you do with only one small zucchini?  This summer we hit the farmers markets in the area.  We had an abundance of squash, lettuce, green onions, beets. Oh, how we love beets and greens.  Fall has arrived and now the farms in our areas are putting out butternut, acorn, turban and hubbard squash.  Oh the possibilities. Soups, baked, and pies. Yum....
Tonight it is baked acorn squash.  Ted likes his sweet, baked with butter and sugar. I like mine savory, baked with butter and a little salt. Simple but good.  The chickens enjoy the seeds.
How do you like your squash?  What recipes do you go back to winter after winter?  We are working on cleaning out the basement once the fences get finished.  Did I mention we are still working on fences? No? Pictures to follow.  Anyhow, I want to head back to Thunder Road Farm in Corinna, ME and pick up a winter supple of squash  to store "down cellar".  What we don't eat the goats, sheep and chickens will.  I think they will make splendid treats. Out to work on fences.
Much Love and Prayers from Mainely Ewes Farm

7 comments:

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i cook my squash with some fresh sage and butter and S&P. keep on fencing!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Your ram header photo is a fine looking feller.
As to squashes...I like mine sweet, Dave liked his savory...like you only reverse -smile-.

Wreaths n Things said...

I love squash year round- but especially in the summer! I even take them for lunch at work. I like mine with butter and depending on the squash salt or brown sugar. We also saute them with onions....
I make squash and bean (what I call Harvest) soup all winter, it's a huge hit! Squash, beans, sausage and the right seasonings!
mmmmm

Beverly said...

Mmmmmm....love squash. I make soup and roast it and bake with it.... Sadly, though, I could not get it to grow this year. We were left squashless, so I have had to hit our local farm market for ours. I think that one of my favorites is spaghetti squash....love it with sauce on it instead of pasta!!

Dog Trot Farm said...

I love squash, baked with butter and maple syrup, heavenly! I see you're making progress with your fencing project, back breaking work but worth it! Greetings, Julie.

Jj Starwalker said...

I like Acorn and the new Carnival squash baked cut side down, then scooped and mashed with a bit of butter and salt. Simple... I tried a bunch of other varieties but did not like a one of them but butternut on occasion. I do it the same way. We ought to get together this winter and plot and plan. I'd love to grow veggies for you (no spray, no chemicals but not certified) maybe in trade for something... This was a strange year. I am not surprised at your "one small zucchini" as mine did not even threaten to need to be placed in unsuspecting friends cars this year! I got enough for us and some to freeze, grated, for breads and brownies.

GreyWolf said...

Baked, boiled or nuked, me & wifey like it with brown sugar and lots of butter. My great uncle used to store squash and pumpkins in the barn under lots of loose straw. The fence looks fantastic.