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Pumpkin Seeds
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Pumpkin Soup Served in the Pumpkin! 
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Wednesday
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Friday 10:00 – 3:00
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October 21, 2014

Laguna Farm Happenings!
Dear Members,
Every year, about the time we haul all the winter squash in from the fields, I devote the newsletter to recipes for eating your carving pumpkin.  Most of us see the carving pumpkin as a decorative emblem of Halloween that gets carved, moldy, then composted. It doesn’t have to be that way!  I suggest carving your pumpkin the day of Halloween.  This way, your pumpkin can be used the next day in one of many recipes.  With the holiday falling on a Friday, we have all day Saturday to eat candy and roast, bake or juice that pumpkin.
Be well,
Jennifer Branham

Laguna Farm's Butternut Squash

Thursday Produce Boxes:
Salad Mix, Beets, Delicata Squash, Leeks, Kale, Shelling Beans or Green Beans and A Carving Pumpkin (If you didn’t get one last week)

 

Tuesday Produce Boxes:
Salad Mix, Beets, Broccoli, Leeks, Kale, Shelling Beans or Green Beans and a Carving Pumpkin (If you didn’t get one last week)

 

 

Juice Boxes Contains: 
Beets, Carrots, Celery, Cucumber, Kale, Sugar Pie Pumpkin, Apples, Valencia Oranges.

Okay, this one took a bit of work but after playing with the recipe I fell in love with pumpkin juice.  To start, I cut the pumpkin, scraped out the seeds and pulp, diced it so it would fit in my juicer and juiced.  When I tried the juice strait, it was not to my liking.  After adding a bit of carrot and ginger to the blend, the juice is fantastic.  Warming and comforting.  I then tried pumpkin with a splash of orange juice and a sprinkle of cardamom. Even better.  Please hit reply and let me know if you juiced your pumpkin and if you blended it with a fruit or vegetable or spice.

 

 Interesting Facts About the Pumpkin
Pumpkin can be boiled, baked, steamed or roasted.
Pumpkin seeds are roasted and eaten as snacks.  They are high in manganese, magnesium, phosphorus and more that prevents prostate cancer.
Pumpkin is high in vitamin A, C and potassium good for the lungs, heart health, asthma, men’s health and more!
Pumpkin seed oil is high in essential fatty acids.
The top pumpkin producing states are Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania and California.
Pumpkin can be fed to livestock.
Pumpkin flowers are edible.
Pumpkin leaves are enjoyed in soup.

 

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Sebastopol,, CA 95472

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