What’s In Your Share This Week?
Chard, sometimes called Rainbow Chard because of the multicolored stems, is actually in the same family as beets. You can see similarities in the purple-ish pigment in both beets and the stems of chard.
Check out these recipes for more on what to do with beets and chard!
Winter Squash Highlight:
Winter squash comes in all different shapes, colors and sizes. Some customers can expect to see Delicata Squash in their Market Share this week. Delicata squash is small and speckled with yellow, green and orange stripes.
How to Prepare Delicata Squash:
Use a sharp knife to cut in half, scoop out seeds and roast face down in a baking dish for 15-20 minutes, or until flesh is tender.
Stuff with rice, meat and peppers or serve as a side dish with cheese or fresh, chopped herbs. Try this Delicata Squash Stuffed with Rice and Mushrooms!
Not sure how or where to store your produce? Use this handy storage guide from Edible Schoolyard to see what stays on the counter and what should be refrigerated.
Kid-Friendly Activities for Parents and Childcare Providers:
Fall is here and that means pumpkin carving and field trips to the pumpkin patch are happening at schools and childcare centers across the country!
Get more out of your pumpkin with these fun activities!
- Make homemade pumpkin seeds! Scoop out the seeds and have your kids separate the seeds from the flesh. Wash the seeds, dry them with a paper towel, coat with olive oil and roast at 350 for about 10-15 minutes.
- Make pumpkin muffins! Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Use a sharp knife to cut the squash or pumpkin in half, lengthwise. Scoop out seeds and roast face-down for 20-30 minutes, or until flesh is tender. Scoop out the insides and add into pumpkin muffins.
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