What’s In Your Share This Week?
Peak produce season is upon is and it’s important to find ways to enjoy the summer bounty while it’s here!
One item you can get used to seeing is summer squash so we figured we’d share some tips to help you out.
How to Prepare Summer Squash:
Both the outer skin and seeds inside of summer squash can be eaten. So, be sure to give your squash a quick rinse and scrub under cold water before getting started.
Most of us think of the classic yellow squash or green zucchini when we hear the words “summer squash” but there are actually an abundance of different shapes, sizes and varieties of summer squash.
Patty Pan, Round Zucchini and Crookneck are just a few of the varieties you’re likely to see throughout the summer.
No matter the type or variety, most summer squash can be prepared the same way: raw, sauteed, roasted, or grilled.
To Sauté: Cut the top stem off and discard or compost. Cut squash lengthwise in half and then into semicircles. Heat a pan with butter or oil and add the cut squash. Season with salt, and pepper, and cook for 10-15 minutes.
To Roast: Preheat the oven to 400 °F. Cut the squash into desired shapes, drizzle with olive oil, and roast for 15-20 minutes.
Wondering what to do with your other Market Share ingredients? Read on for inspiration:
Start a new project and try your hand at fermentation with easy Refrigerator Pickles
Or, freestyle with a Kitchen Sink Salad
Head over to our recipe page for more!
So, what’s new?
Our partnership with Common Grain Alliance has given us the opportunity to highlight awesome farmers growing grains in our area.
This week the spotlight is on Gracious Day Grains and their Buckwheat Spelt Pancake mix.
Since 2017, Tom Maxey has milled certified organic grain from a diversity of local growers, while experimenting with plantings of small grains like Spelt and Danko Rye.
His growing philosophy follows the wisdom of farmers of centuries past: “If we practice the right rotations, we can exclude the bugs and weeds without needing herbicides or pesticides,” he says.
About the Product
This pancake mix is made of half buckwheat (which is actually a pseudocereal–not wheat–and therefore doesn’t contain gluten), and half Certified Organic spelt.
For cooking instructions, recipe ideas, and other information, visit Common Grain Alliance’s website.