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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! Pumpkin picking is a great family friendly activity!

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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

August 31, 2020
Twice-baked Pumpkin with Cheddar and Sunflower Seeds

Ingredients: 1 Medium sized pumpkin (2-3 pounds) 1 lb diced and peeled potatoes 6 baby pumpkins ½ cup sour cream ½ cup butter 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 1 cup toasted sunflower seeds 1 tbsp granulated garlic ¼ tsp nutmeg 2 tbsp salt Directions: Split the medium pumpkin in half and remove the seeds.  Place […]

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August 31, 2020
Pumpkin and Spice Milkshake

Ingredients: 1 small pumpkin 1 small can of condensed milk ¼ nutmeg ½ cinnamon ¼ allspice 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup milk 1 quart vanilla ice cream Directions: Split the pumpkin in half and scoop out the seeds.  Roast in the oven openside down at 350 until the flesh becomes soft.  Scoop the soft […]

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Upcoming Events

August 28, 2020
Hot Fingers Trivia @ 1741 Pub & Grill at Lyman Orchards Golf Course!

Back in town for Turkey Day? Stop by 1741 Pub & Grill with family and friends for some trivia fun! Sign-ups at 6 PM, Game starts at 6:30 PM Play along on your smartphone to win great prizes! For additional information and the full schedule, visit: www.barratedtrivia.com 

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August 27, 2020
Gingerbread House Workshop for Adults @ 1741 Pub & Grill, Lyman Orchards

Enjoy a glass of wine and dinner while decorating your gingerbread home. Our Pastry Chef from the Apple Barrel will guide you though this interactive evening as you create a tasty masterpiece! Royal icing, colorful candies, gumdrops, peppermints, sprinkles, cookies and more. 6pm - Arrival/ Order from the 1741 Pub & Grill menu anytime during […]

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The Apple Barrel

OPEN SEASONALLY
Monday-Thursday: 9:00AM-6:00PM
Friday-Sunday: 9:00AM-6:00PM

32 Reeds Gap Rd
Middlefield, CT 06455
Phone: 860-349-6000

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OPEN YEAR ROUND
Monday-Friday: 7:00AM-5:00PM
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700 Main Street
Middlefield, CT 06455
Phone: 860-349-6480

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Pick your own

OPEN SEASONALLY
Opens for the Season in June!

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

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