This Week's Featured Product is Acorn squash

The acorn squash, as the name suggests, is an oversized acorn-shaped winter squash with distinctive longitudinal ribs, a green-orange-black speckled skin, and sweet, yellow-orange flesh. To eat, scoop out the seeds and fibers, saving the seeds to roast and snack on.

Acorn squash are most commonly baked but can also be sauteed or steamed. When cut in half latitudinally, it forms a star-shaped bowl perfect for stuffing with aromatic vegetables like leeks, celery, and carrots along with grains like rice, paired with herbs like sage, curry, or oregano, and topped-off with dried fruits and nuts.

You can purchase acorn squash from Happy Boy Farms or another of the local farmers selling acorn squash.

Owner, Greg Beccio, has been farming organically since 1988. Greg started with 2 acres and eventually farmed over 1,000 acres, which are Certified Organic. In 1995 Greg sold the Riverside Farms operation and began Happy Boy Farms in order to focus on farm

Once you get your purchases home, check out our delicious recipes using acorn squash.

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