Market Share

What’s In Your Share This Week?

Nov. 2, 2021

Winter squash season is in full swing! Some customers can expect to see Acorn Squash in their Market Share this week. Acorn squash is a winter squash named for its resemblance to acorns. It’s usually green with orange splotches but there are some yellow and white varieties.

 A good source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber, it is more nutrient dense than all types of winter squash. With about 20 percent of the recommended daily intake in a single serving it is an especially good source of vitamin C, which can promote the health of the immune and skeletal systems. In addition to being good for you, acorn squash is also buttery and delicious. Try this recipe for maple cinnamon Mashed Winter Squash!

How to Prepare Acorn Squash:

The most common way to cook acorn squash is to bake. Preheat oven to 400˚. Cut the acorn squash in half. Scoop out the seeds and place cut side down. Slice each half into 1/4″ thick half-moon slices. Place in a bowl, drizzle with olive oil and toss with your favorite seasoning until well coated. Spread out onto an oiled sheet tray and roast until tender and browning, 15 to 20 minutes.

If you’re looking for recipes to help you prepare the items in your Market Share, check out the ones below and head over to our recipe page for more!

Easy Veggie Stew

Quick Pickled Onions

Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower

Chard Basil Pesto

Save the Jack-o-Lanterns!

After the weekend festivities, you may see pumpkins and winter squash being discarded in neighborhoods and classrooms all over the city. Before dumping your spooky pumpkins, consider saving and repurposing the seeds. Separate the flesh from the seeds by submerging in water and slowly massaging apart. Rinse and dry with a paper towel before using them to roast and eat, or group and count!

For more on how to get the whole family cooking, check out our FoodPrints Anywhere page for fun, hands-on activities for kids of all ages.

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