Brightside Acres
West Virginia Wildgrown®

Recipes for Butternut Squash

Sep 1, 2015

Totally Terrific Tomatoes!
Rutgers, Celebrity, Lemon Boy and Golden Jubilee tomatoes from Brightside Acres. Yellow and orange tomatoes are notably low-acid, slightly sweet, meaty and smooth. Oh so divine sliced on a BLT sandwich. They won't be around for long, ya'll. Get 'em while you can!
Multicolored pole beans and eggplant.
This week's produce forecast:
This week's CSA basket will include butternut squash, beans, eggplant, garlic, colorful tomatoes, cabbage, mixed greens and a surprise or two!  WHAT WILL WE HAVE AVAILABLE AT THE MARLINTON STORE?  Beans, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, chard, cucumbers, eggplant, kale, lettuce, peppers, potatoes, tomatoes. We also have free-range eggs ($3.50/dz) and whole free-range chickens ($4.25/lb). 
Decide you want a dozen eggs or a chicken included in your basket? Want us to hold something for you at the store? Drop us a line.
Butternut Squash Recipes
SUPER SIMPLE: Peel, seed and cut one butternut squash into 1-inch cubes (about 1 & 1/2 lbs). Toss squash with 2 tablespoons olive oil, at least 2 cloves minced garlic and salt & pepper. Arrange squash in a roasting or jelly roll pan. Roast in a preheated 375F oven until lightly browned and fork-tender, about 45 minutes. Flip pieces occasionally to make sure they don't stick. Serve.
SCRUMPTIOUS SOUP:  Follow directions above, adding four peeled and halved shallots and one 1/2-inch piece peeled, sliced fresh ginger to the roasting pan. When squash is fork-tender, remove from the oven and let cool about 10 minutes.  Place half the squash & a cup or so of low-sodium chicken broth in a blender. 
Remove the center piece from the blender lid to allow steam to escape. Place a towel over the lid to prevent splatters & blend until smooth. Pour into a saucepan. Repeat with the remaining squash & another cup of broth.  Cook over medium heat until thoroughly heated. Serve topped with chopped chives and pepper. :-)
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Brightside kale mix includes: Red Russian, White Russian, Beedy's Camden, Rainbow Lacinato, Nero di Toscana and Russian Frills.
Duck, Duck...Turkey!
Most of you are familiar with free-range chickens from Steve Saffel at S & S Farm. So flavorful and tender! Once you taste a Saffel chicken ($4.25/lb), you'll never drive to Kroger again! This season Steve is offering free-range ducks ($5.25/lb), a delicious & nutritious alternative to chicken. Duck breast has about half the saturated
fat of a boneless, skinless chicken breast and is notably higher in protein, iron, selenium and niacin. Nutrition information.  Coming soon: Thanksgiving & Christmas turkeys! If you ordered one last season, you know how good they are. This year, we'll have turkeys ($4.25/lb) available over a wider range of dates. Questions? Want to order a bird? Contact us.
Produce on the Move Partners
Pocahontas County Produce on the Move! wouldn't exist without the weekly participation of S & S Farm, Windy Acre Farm, Maple Mountain Farm, and Bootstraps Farm. These families are dedicated to producing delicious food without the use of chemical pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers. When you purchase a CSA membership, you're supporting five family farms for whom LOCAL FOOD IS OUR FUTURE is not a slogan, but a daily way of life. They're also the best group of people I've ever had the privilege to work with. The blessing is mine.
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With your dollars, you've not only purchased produce raised using the most environmentally sustainable methods, you've also supported the reality of small farming as a business. We small local producers simply can't survive without your choice to spend more of your dollars with us.