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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!

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

June 5, 2020
Caramelized Strawberries Chips

Ingredients: 1 Quart Lyman’s Strawberries sliced ¾ cup brown sugar ½ Tsp vanilla extract Additional needs: pan spray, wax paper Directions: Preheat the oven to 250 f.  Crumble the brown sugar to remove any chunks.  Toss the sliced strawberries with the brown sugar and vanilla extract in a medium bowl.  Allow to rest for 15 […]

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June 5, 2020
Fresh Strawberry Jalapeno Relish

1 pint Lyman’s Strawberries 1 Jalapeno ½ diced red onion 3 tbsp fresh mint 1 lemon juiced 1 tsp salt ½ tsp granulated garlic 3 tbsp olive oil Directions Dice the strawberries into small pieces.  Finely chop the jalapeno, removing the stem and seeds.  Finely chop the mint leaves.  Combine all the ingredients in a […]

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