Every year we try to add something new for your pallet–Last year is was the Beauregard Sweet Potatoes and Celery.

This year it is Delicata Winter Squash and Brussels Sprouts–

Delicata Squash–Unique, 7-9 inches long, 3 inches round, weighing in at just under 2 lbs.  Cream colored with with dark green longitudinal strips–VERY SWEET, even right after harvest!  Butternut, Hubbards, and Buttercup need to be cured to develop their flavor, but not the Delicata or Acorns.  This squash, in addition to several other variety changes:  a new pumpkin pie pumpkin, less Red October hubbards, Kabocha’s, and more of the Buttercups!  YUM–we ate our last hubbard a week ago–Just as good as it was a month ago–

**Also, we are finishing off the last of the red onions and yellow onions, and ate the last gallon bag of the frozen French fries from our white potatoes.  Experimented with white and yellow this year–Yellow Yukon’s had the best flavor but were mushy…whites held the best in the freezer.  Froze the Romas, too, instead of canning them–Much better!  Easier, too.  Pop them in water from the freezer, slip off the skins, and toss them into the chili…or add them to the sautéed onions, garlic, and bell peppers for the start of your spaghetti sauce. 

Brussels Sprouts–you know, those mini-cabbage looking things that grow up a TALL stock!  Not having tasted fresh Brussels sprouts growing up in SoCal, when The Farmer first mentioned growing them, I wrinkled my nose and thought “Why”?  But now after trying them FRESH and not frozen, in several different dishes…I’M A FAN!  I think you will like them, too.  They are 90 days from transplants, but can be harvested well into October after the frost has hit.  We have several recipes to help you along–

That’s all for now–Take care and think Fresh, Locally grown food–If you haven’t renewed your membership or would like to join for this year–DO IT!

The Farmer’s Wife

3 responses to this post.

  1. Good to hear! The Farmer’s Wife

  2. Posted by Jenean Patrick on March 19, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    Love brussels and squash!!

  3. Posted by Tammy on March 19, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Excited about the brussel sprouts! I love them! Can’t wait to try them fresh! 🙂

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