Candied Squash Seeds

Great for snacking, scattering over salad or serving atop soup!

Ingredients:
1½ cups winter squash seeds
3 tablespoons olive oil
1½ tablespoons packed light brown sugar
¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon fine sea salt

Method:
1. Line a 9-by-13-inch rimmed sheet pan with parchment paper. Set aside.

2. Scoop the seeds out of the squash and into a large colander. Rinse seeds thoroughly under cold running water. Use your hands to separate any lingering squash flesh from the seeds. Shake off as much water as you can, then pat dry with paper towel. (If you have time, allow the seeds to sit out on the counter for a couple of hours to really get dry.)

3. Preheat the oven to 350°. Stir together the olive oil, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt in a medium mixing bowl, until completely combined. Add the seeds and toss to coat. Evenly spread the seeds in a single layer on the prepared pan.

4. Bake for 15-20 minutes, stirring once or twice, until the seeds are golden and crispy and begin to make popping sounds.

Variation: Once you master the method of preparing the seeds, feel free to play around the seasonings here. We love subbing out the cinnamon in favor of a rosemary-kissed Tuscan herb salt for a more savory flavor!

Pasta Night Recipes

In the tradition of our own Nonna Pat’s long-standing Sunday suppers, this week’s lineup includes fixings for a meal to share with your nearest and dearest, starting with a satisfying orecchiette pasta tossed with organic Italian sausage, tender roasted squash and crisp-edged fall greens, plus Gruyère cheese bread and a crisp French Rosé to serve alongside. Also inside this box: Farm-fresh eggs, beautiful orchard apples and side dish-ready produce like carrots, beets, heirloom tomatoes and a bevy of greens. Enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Italian Sausage Pasta with Roasted Squash & Fall Greens
Cozy, comforting and full of flavorful squash and greens, this pasta hits all the right notes.

Honey-Balsamic Roasted Carrots
This slam-dunk recipe from Domenica Marchetti’s The Glorious Vegetables of Italy makes the best of crisp carrots.

Beet, Carrot & Pomegranate Salad
This colorful salad is sure to brighten up your table!

Slow-Roasted Celery
This unexpected side is sure to be a new favorite.

Candied Squash Seeds
Great for snacking, scattering over salads or serving atop soup!

Bavarian Classics Recipes

This week’s box stars the hearty, robust, cozy and comforting flavors of Bavaria with all-natural bratwurst complemented by locally-crafted European-style sauerkraut and our housemade whole-grain mustard, plus seasonal produce like Brussels sprouts, butter lettuce, baby red potatoes and Delicata squash to help craft our favorite German-style side dishes (see recipes for details!). Fresh Jewish Rye bread, a light Chardonnay and our signature apple cider vinaigrette round out this truly-satisfying lineup. Prost!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Butter Lettuce Salad with Goat Cheese & Pomegranate Seeds
Tossed with our crisp apple cider vinaigrette, this lovely salad pairs well with a variety of main dishes.

Kale & Brussels Sprouts Salad with Maple-Mustard Vinaigrette
This hearty salad is accented by fall apples, tart cranberries and a sweet-savory dressing.

Winter Squash Soup
Top this silky, creamy soup with candied squash seeds.

Candied Squash Seeds
Great for snacking, scattering over salads or serving atop soup!

German Potato Salad
Seasoned with fresh chives and crispy bacon, this traditional side dish is best served warm.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Buttered Breadcrumbs
Topped with buttery, golden brown breadcrumbs, these Brussels sprouts are the epitome of comfort food.

Yellow Onion Confit
This buttery-sweet topping is wonderful served in sandwiches or atop bratwurst!

Risotto Night Recipes

Much like the autumn leaves bursting into brilliant shades of orange, yellow and scarlet all around us, our gardens are gracing us with a bounty of vibrant, colorful produce, from bright, crisp-tart apples and spicy, peppery greens to orange-fleshed Robin’s Koginut squash and rainbow-hued Watermelon radish. Celebrate the best of the season this week with a warm-and-wonderful risotto made with our flavorful chicken stock and hand-crafted white Chanterelle mushroom ragout, plus Gruyère cheese bread, farm-fresh eggs and a robust red wine—pour a glass, ladle piping-hot risotto into a bowl and head for your favorite easy chair.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Risotto with White Chanterelle Mushroom Ragout
Crafted with our own mushroom ragout, this creamy and delicious recipe is a favorite here at the farm.

Fall Kale Salad with Roasted Squash & Apples
Topped with a maple-mustard vinaigrette and candied squash seeds, this salad would pair nicely with this week’s risotto supper.

Candied Squash Seeds
Great for scattering over salad or serving atop soup!

Glazed Hakurei Turnips
These buttery glazed turnips are sure to delight.

Bok Choy with Garlic & Ginger
Fresh ginger and fragrant garlic lend big flavor to sautéed bok choy greens.

Lacinato Kale Frittata
A wonderfully-easy weeknight entrée!

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