Honey Boat is a new variety of squash we grew this year. With their dusty orange hue they look a little different then the bright yellow torpedo shaped Delicata.
Standing alone they appear rusty orange but among the old faithful variety the honey boat looks like pink lemonade. Claiming to be sweeter and more fun the honey boat added a bit of pizzazz to the trays of delicata. An intermingled splash of summer to be enjoyed in the coming winter.
We were slinging squash around all week. We harvested the Delicata in Wednesday. We brought in the Winter Sweet, Kabocha, Acorn and Sunshine on Thursday. And we brought in the pumpkins on Friday.
Also the process of tossing squash to someone on the hay wagon is delightful. We were a well oiled squash slinging machine.
As the daylight diminishes, as we continue to harvest veggies, I think about you all. I think about the people who will enjoy this food come the fall and winter months. I think about the enormous amount of food that is grown here. In one single root cellar we can store enough food to feed shareholders, send food to restaurants, and stock co-op shelves.
The world needs more root cellars and more Fisher-Merritts and more Food Farms.
From our rockstar farm crew,
In your CSA box:
Green Beans, Celery, Carrots, Cilantro, Cucumber, Leeks, Yellow Onions, Sweet Red Peppers, Yellow Potatoes, Tomatoes, Turnips, Acorn squash!
Potato Leek Soup
- 2 large leeks
- 2 tbsp butter
- 4 cups veggie broth
- 4 cups of potatoes-chopped
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp dried parsley
- Fresh chopped onion for garnish
- Salt and pepper to taste
Chop leeks and place in pan with butter, stir until coated in butter. Cover pot and reduce heat to low. Cook leeks 8-10 minutes or until soft. Stir in broth, spices and potatoes.
Increase heat and bring to slight boil. Reduce heat and let simmer 20 minutes. If you desire a creamy consistency add to blender.
Otherwise enjoy chunky.
Acorn Carrot soup
- 1 acorn squash
- 2 lbs carrots
- 2 sticks of celery
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 medium onion
- 4 cups veggie broth
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp butter
- 2 cups water
Prepare squash, carrots, celery and onion by chopping each.
Add olive oil and butter to stock pot and melt together. On medium heat. Add onion and celery. Cook 5 minutes.
Add the veggie broth, water, squash and carrots. Bring soup to boil and let simmer for 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and garlic powder.
Let soup cook for 15 minutes. Working in batches blend the soup in a blender. Re heat and serve!