The temperature might be dropping, but our growing partners here in the Northeast show no signs of slowing during the late harvest season. In addition to seasonal roots (carrots, beets and radishes) and Brassicae (kale and cabbage), you'll come across some fun and unique treats, too.
Looking for a way to impress your guests with a meal as fun as a county fair? What better way to eat to a theme than by featuring the beautiful carnival squash?
Organic carnival squash is a hybrid between the acorn and sweet dumpling squashes (though this does not make it a GMO). The result presents itself as a globular gourd with beautiful stripes of gold, orange, white, green and yellow. The flavor of the carnival squash is sweet and mellow, making it a versatile ingredient that can be baked, roasted pureed or steamed. Use it in any recipe that calls for butternut or acorn squash varieties, or in a dish like this smoky, salty and slightly sweet Baked Carnival Squash with Bacon and Rosemary. (Your kitchen is going to smell so, so good.)
Not only is carnival squash tasty and attractive, but it boasts Vitamins A, B, C and K, fiber, folate and omega-3 fatty acids. (And when you choose organic, you get all the health benefits without the worry of synthetic pesticides.) Farm partner Deep Root Organic Coop is the source of the lovely carnival squash featured in this week's all-local Dogma Box.
So when you open your delivery to see one of these splashy squash barking your name, don't hesitate to step right up and give it a try!
This Week's Local Produce
Dwight Miller and Son Orchards
All of the fruits and vegetables we deliver are grown without synthetic pesticides and are USDA certified organic. Interested in receiving produce that's both organic and locally sourced all year round? Check out our Local Dogma Box.
Similar to a CSA or farm share, our Local Dogma Box is filled with the best organic produce from local and regional farms and brought right to your door each week. It's the easiest way to eat like a locavore!