Hello SLO Veg Foodies ~ Happy Halloween Harvest October 26-30, 2020
Fresh Halloween Harvests October 26-30, 2020
“Count Broccula” Broccoli Microgreens (sm/med/lrg boxes) – Gracious Greens
Swiss Chard – Bautista Farms
First Harvest Organic Cauliflower – Rancho La Familia
Organic Delicata Squash – Robin Song Farms
Organic Orange Carrots – Rancho La Familia
First Harvest Blue Lake Green Beans – MG Farms
Organic Bosc, Bartlett or Asian Pears – Guzman Farms
First Harvest “Fuyu” Persimmons – Arnett Farms
Organic Green Leaf Lettuce – Rancho La Familia
Vine Ripe Roma Tomatoes – Martinon Farms
Organic Fuji, Granny Smith or Gala Apples – Arnett Orchard
First Harvest Pomegranates (lrg boxes) – Food 4 Thought, LLC
(All items subject to change based on availability)
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Fresh Organic Delicata Squash ~ Food with Thought by Meredith Miller
This week! Keep an eye out for our organic delicata squash delivered fresh from Robin Song Farms in Templeton. Robin Song Farms aims to produce nutritious, organic food using natural processes to enhance the nutrient profiles of their food and soil while minimizing their ecological footprint. Check out their website to learn more about their sustainable farming practices!
Delicata squash is often classed in the winter squash family but is technically a summer squash due to its extra tender and edible skin. Because this skin is so tender, it’s more permeable to trace pesticides which is why we’re offering an organically harvested squash for this week’s harvest. Delicata’s have a slightly sweet flavor and dense texture, often compared to the flavor profiles of a sweet potato. When roasted, the natural sugars in the squash slightly caramelize as the water is drawn out in the cooking process. This caramelization yields a sweeter, richer flavor without posing any risk of raising its glycemic index. In fact, delicata’s are low on the glycemic scale as they are packed full of fiber. In just one cup of this squash, there are 9 grams of carbs and 4 grams of fiber which will help to keep you full and fueled throughout the day. This fiber is beneficial as our bodies take a longer time breaking down the natural sugars and gradually release them throughout the day. Delicata’s also contain iron which our body uses to distribute oxygen to our tissues to combat fatigue and help our cells grow and develop. The yellow color of squash is an indicator of its high levels of vitamin A and C which helps with protecting our eyesight immune boosting function.
Try Delicata Squash in these delicious recipes!
This Week’s Fish Offering Monday – Friday: Fresh Local Halibut Fillets
Halibut has a gentle flavor that resembles the sweet taste of crab or clam. Compared to other fish, halibut is most similar to mild white fish like Flounder and Tilapia. Halibut is a great choice for people who don’t usually eat fish, and it absorbs seasoning exceptionally well.
Fish supplied by Giovanni’s Fish Market and Grotto in Morro Bay
~ Fresh Paired Harvest Recipes ~
Butter Lettuce with Walnuts, Apples, and Pomegranate Seeds
Persimmon, Pomegranate, Fuji Apple Fruit Salad
Creamy Roasted Cauliflower Soup
Bang Bang Cauliflower
Roasted Green Beans with Parmesan, Garlic and Almonds
Fresh Apple and Pear Salad
Broccoli, Cauliflower Galette with Leeks and Ricotta Cheese
Coconut & Rainbow Chard Baked Sweet Potato with Pomegranates
These Storage Tips Work! Refrigerate all items as soon as possible. All items will remain fresh longer when following these tips!
Cauliflower – Store in a plastic bag in crisper.
Apples – Store in crisper.
Pears – We suggest refrigerate immediately to slow ripening.
Green Beans – Store in a paper or perforated bag in crisper.
Persimmons – Store in crisper.
Lettuce – Rinse. Store in a baggie in crisper.
Delicata Squash – Store in a cool dry location.
Carrots – Rinse. Trim off greens store separately in a baggie in crisper.
Tomatoes – Store on counter top ~ Refrigerate to slow ripening.
Microgreens – Light sensitive. Store in a darker location of refrigerator.
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