Please see below this week’s Hollywood Farmers Market Newsletter. See you all tomorrow


It’s Time to Pre-order Thanksgiving Turkeys 

Lynn Ferguson (right) from Ferguson Family Farm

This Saturday, Lynn Ferguson of Ferguson Family Farms will be taking orders for fresh grass-fed, pasture-raised turkeys. Like all of this vendor’s products, turkeys are raised humanely without growth hormones, antibiotics, appetite stimulants or animal bi-products. The price is just right for the quality, and that’s $4.25 per pound.

Featured Vendor: Christiane’s Design

Residents with a baby on the way, or who have a friend or family member in that condition, should stop by the table of North College Park resident Christiane Williams where you’ll find a nice selection of home-made, knitted baby clothes in soft pastel colors. In early October, Chris expects to have baby bibs available also and will be using natural fibers in her creations. If your baby just happens to be a four-legged fur one (i.e., a cat, of course), you’ll also find catnip-filled knitted mice in two sizes. Other items for sale at the table include a vegetable crisper.

Chris Williams

Christiane’s Design

This week’s Vendors

1. Calvert Farm
2. SunSplash Farm
3. Pleitez Farm
4. Legacy Manor
5. Shlagal Farms
6. Chic Expressions
7. Morning Glory Farm
8. Heavenly Created Desserts
9. Christiane’s Knits and Gardens
10. Ear Gear
11. Silent Beading
12. Razan Center for Massage & Health
13. Caspari Farm
14. Green sprouts
15. Coffee Barn
16. Tiffany’s Oven
17. Tuckey’s Mountain Grown
18. Create Peace Jeweleries
19. Eastern Delights
20. Uptown Bakers
21. Red Chimney Flower Farm
22. Chic Expressions
23. Ozlem Crafts
24. Henna Art
25. Phil’s Dills
26. Ferguson Family Farm
27. Diana Little Pottery

Featured Produce:  Acorn Squash 
Like the butternut squash featured last week, there are many ways to enjoy acorn squash. The Pilgrims apparently cooked one type of squash—pumpkin—by filling it with apples, sugar, spices and milk, then put the stem back on and baked, which sounds a little bit like the recipe of the week below.

One online chef noted that seeds from winter squash make a great snack food, just like pumpkin seeds. If you scoop the pulp and seeds from inside the squash and separate out the seeds, you can place them in a single layer on a cookie sheet and lightly roast them at 160–170°F in the oven for 15–20 minutes.

By roasting for a relatively short time at a low temperature you can help minimize damage to their healthy oils. Linoleic acid (the polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid) and oleic acid (the same monounsaturated fatty acid that is plentiful in olive oil) account for about 75 percent of the fat found in the seeds, says this chef.

Not only are squashes sweet to eat, they’re also a good source of minerals, carotenes and vitamin A, with moderate quantities of vitamins B and C.

Recipe of the Week:  Recipe of the Week: Spicy Apple-filled Squash
1 Butternut or acorn squash, washed
1 Apple, washed, cut in half, cored, and chopped
2 teaspoons margarine, melted
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Dash of nutmeg – optional
Dash of ground cloves – optional
Cooking oil spray

Accorn squash at the Hollywood Farmers Market

Acorn squash at the Hollywood Farmers Market

Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 1-quart baking dish with cooking oil spray.
Cut acorn squash in half. (If using butternut squash, cut lengthwise.) Remove the seeds from each half.
Place squash, skin side up, in the baking dish and cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
In a medium bowl, add apple, margarine, brown sugar and spices.
Remove squash from oven. Flip squash over and fill with the apple mixture.
Recover squash with foil and bake 30 minutes more.
From the UMD Extension Center

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