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Pumpkins

Pumpkins are a fall favorite, but they aren’t just for Halloween anymore! They're great for carving and painting. Orange, white and green pumpkins can even spruce up your fall décor. Pumpkins are loaded with nutrition, rich in beta-carotene and low in saturated fat. They are also a good source of potassium and dietary fiber. Roasting pumpkin seeds in your oven makes for a delicious snack!

Season

Late September - Late October

Freezing

Wash fruit, peel, and cut in half. Remove seeds and strings and cut into slices or cubes. Steam or boil until tender. Mash. Cool and pack into rigid containers, leaving 1/2 to 1 inch headspace, and freeze. Prepared this way, pumpkin will last up to one year in the freezer. Thaw frozen pumpkin in the top of a double boiler, season and serve as a vegetable or thaw in the fridge and use to make a pumpkin pie or pumpkin soup. Fresh pumpkin contains a high percentage of water, and it may need to be cooked down to achieve the consistency of canned pumpkin pulp. Steamed or baked pumpkin can be heated to a simmer and stirred occasionally until some of the water is cooked away. It can also be wrapped in cheesecloth and set over a bowl for several hours to drain.

Featured Recipes

March 11, 2020
Fresh Apple Salsa

Ingredients 1qt Diced Apples 1/2 Cup Diced Red Onion 1/4 Bunch Chopped Parsley 1/4 Bunch Chopped Mint 1/2 Cup Diced Green Peppers 1/2 Cup Diced Red Peppers 1/4 Cup Lemon Juice 1/4 Cup Olive Oil 1tsp Salt 1sp Granulated Garlic 1/4tsp Ground Black Pepper Recipe: Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Mix evenly with gloved […]

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March 9, 2020
Apple Chips

Ingredients 4 Apples (Granny Smith, Crispin, Honey Crisp, Spencer, or Braeburn only) Kosher Salt Black Pepper Recipe: Remove stems and Slice the apples on a mandoline  Spread out on the slices on greased parchment on sheet pans. Bake at 250f for 20 minutes.  Allow to cool and then store at room temp in sealed quarts.

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The Apple Barrel

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Middlefield, CT 06455
Phone: 860-349-6000

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lyman golf

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Middlefield, CT 06455
Phone: 860-349-6480

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Pick your own

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Opens for the Season in June!

105 South Street
Middlefield, CT 06455
Phone: 860-349-6015

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