We’re Crazy for Gourds!

By fallspark, September 29th, 2017 | No Comments »

We’re ready to squash your fear of gourds! Squash can be a little confusing since you can buy summer squash well into the fall, and winter squash start showing up in late summer. It’s enough to drive you out of your gourd! Now’s the perfect time to explore different varieties. Whether you plan to eat them (which we recommend!) or decorate with them (which we also recommend!), you’ll find many varieties at the market this Saturday!

Looking for a recipe idea? See our simple grilled Summer Squash below.

Don’t let the chill in the air keep you away. The Falls Park Farmers Market has lots of fresh treats to take home. Craving some autumn colors? A mix of fall flowers might be just the thing to brighten your home. Come check out the assortment of fresh veggies including potatoes, onions, beets, carrots, tomatoes, corn, and more. Need some inspiration of what to do with your fresh picks? Visit with the vendors; they’re the experts.

The fresh goodies don’t stop there. Get your weekly supply of cheeses, baked goods, and pasta, stock up on amazing soaps and personal care products, sip on some coffee or herbal tea, or share a hot wood-fired pizza!

Simple Grilled Summer Squash

Wash medium-sized yellow summer squash. Slice about a quarter to half inch thick, either lengthwise or in circles, drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper.

Grill over medium heat for 3 or 4 minutes on each side until soft and translucent.

This also works with small patty pan squash left whole or larger patty pans halved or quartered. Enjoy!

Join us on Saturday, from 8am-1pm, at Falls Park.

Ready to squish some squash? Try mashing and cooking the flesh with some fresh herbs, olive oil, salt and pepper. Then dry the outside of the gourd to create your own container to serve your squash in.

With more than 2,500 varieties of apples grown in the US, you’re sure to find at least one that pleases your palate. An apple tree takes 4-5 years before it starts producing apples, but they are worth waiting for!

Celebrate pumpkin season with some pumpkin ravioli, pumpkin pie and festive pumpkin decor! Also, pumpkin seeds are a good source of zinc, which promotes immune health. Roast them for an autumn snack!
 

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