** GREEN ACORN ** BABY BLUE HUBBARD ** BUTTERCUP ** BUTTERNUT ** CARNIVAL ** DELICATA ** HONEYNUT ** KABOCHA - Orange & Red ** HEIRLOOM PUMPKIN ** RED KURI ** SPAGHETTI
I suppose there's something different about cooking for your loved ones rather than restaurant guests. Either way, I believe those in our industry have a keen understanding of what Harvest Season and Thanksgiving is all about. The sharing of culinary knowledge - whether it's techniques in farming, storage, or preparation - is innate to Chefs and Farmers alike. One of the best examples we still have today from the early-American harvest celebrations is the hearty and colorful Winter Squash, all from the Cucurbita Family. Winter Squash is uniquely AMERICAN; so much so that the earliest natives on this continent gave them the honor of being one of the Three Sisters, along with corn and beans. Without this trinity, some ancient people could not have survived. Winter squash is low-calorie, yet a great sourc...
Many of you have noticed the lack of items from our good farmer friend, Joe Lippis this year. He decided to take the year off (well deserved when you're in your 70's). Not only have we missed his amazing squash this time of year, but this is usually when we all would be so excited about his local roasted chiles.
Well, do not fear, Chef friends. we have several farms stepping up to the plate - Spanos Farm from Denver, and Berg Harvest from Paonia (yes, the same Berg Harvest who has been providing the amazing Honeycrisp Apples!).
Just like in the past, the chiles come frozen in a 5# bag; perfect for making batches of soup, queso, chilis, sauches, you name it. We've even them used in pancakes, frittatas, or grilled cheese sammies.
So far, we have received the Big Jims and Poblanos, with more varieties arriving this week!