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Pumpkin Pie Recipe
This recipe calls for fresh pumpkin purée. Fresh is best but canned can used. I think winter squash purée makes a better pumpkin pie then pumpkin. You can use butternut, kabocha, or any of the many heirloom types of winter squash. Pie o
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Winter Squash Chowder
This soup is very hearty and versatile. You can add any vegetable you may have on hand, add or change the seasonings or herbs, substitute cooked chicken for the ham, or add cooked beans for a vegetarian version. This recipe serves 6 to 8 people and r

Squash Apple Nut Bread
Squash Apple Nut Bread Any type of winter squash or pie pumpkin puree can be used in this recipe for a wonderful fall/winter quick bread. For squash or pumpkin puree just cut the squash or pumpkin in half, scoop out the seeds, and bake on a sheet
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Kale Potato and Sausage Soup
1 Tablespoon cooking oil 1 pound of Smoked turkey Sausage or any sausage of choice 1 onion chopped 2 -4 cloves of garlic thinly sliced or coarse chopped 2 cups of half and half dairy 2 cups milk 2 cups of low sodium chicken broth 1 &fr

Pumpkin Apple Crisp
This desert is best served warm – with whipped cream or ice cream, as a special treat. Makes 6 to 8 servings 4 cups of raw diced pumpkin* See note. 4 cups of peeled and diced apples ½ cup of maple syrup 1 cup of all purpose fl
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Kale Chips
Kale has high nutritional value & may be eaten raw, sautéed, or baked.
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heirloom Tomato Salad
This is a great way to use heirloom tomatoes when fresh and in season. This is a basic recipe that can be adapted by adding fresh herbs such as dill and parsley, some feta cheese or a sprinkle of parmesan. If available, dress the finished salad with
Products (Tomato, Basil, Micro Greens)

Garden Casserole 2014
Eggplant           It is said that India is the mother country of the eggplant. Asian countries embraced this fruit around 3 A.D. and it was introduced in Europe about 11 A.D., where it was first consi

Garlic Green Bean Salad
1 pound fresh green beans stem end removed 1/3 cup diced roasted red or yellow pepper 1 clove garlic, minced ½ medium red onion, diced 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar Salt and freshly ground black pepper Dried Italian seasoning, opti

Southern Style Green Beans
 ½ pound fresh green beans, stem end removed and snapped into bite size pieces 1 slice of raw bacon, cut into 1” pieces 2 small potatoes, washed, unpeeled, and cut into small wedges 1 small onion, peeled and cut into wedges

Crash Potatoes
Crash Potatoes 6 medium potatoes 2 to 3 tablespoons of olive oil Kosher salt Pepper Dried or fresh herbs (thyme or rosemary or dried chives) Add potatoes whole and unpeeled to a large sauce pan and cover the potatoes with water. Add some

Roasted Beets & Feta Cheese Salad
3 large or 4 medium beets 1 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil, divided 2 tsp. white wine vinegar or lemon juice ¼ tsp. salt 4 oz. feta cheese, crumbled Preheat oven to 375 degree. Wash and trim beets, leaving the root end on and
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Scandanvian Cucumbers
4 cups of thinly sliced cucumbers ½ teaspoon salt 1/4 cup white vinegar 2 teaspoons sugar 1 teaspoon of honey 1 tablespoon of virgin olive oil or canola oil ¼ of minced fresh dill, fennel, parsley, or chives ½ cup o

Garlic Scape Pesto
Garlic scape pesto is an easy and delicious way to use your garlic scapes. It stores for a couple of weeks in the refrigerator and for a couple of months in the freezer. If you want to store it for several months in the freezer do not add any cheese
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Creamed Swiss Chard
Swiss chard is one of those great versatile greens packed full of vitamins and fiber
Products (Garlic, Swiss Chard, Chard)

Honey Glazed Carrots
Carrots are a very versatile crop. They can be eaten raw, grated and put in a salad or slaw, cooked in stews and soups, roasted, or steamed alone for a nice side dish. Two large carrots can be a good source of vitamin C (1%), B6 (1%), potassium, iro
Products (Carrot, Butter, Honey)

Radish Butter
For a great appetizer try this easy recipe: ½ cup butter soften at room temperature ½ cup sliced radishes ½ teaspoon of lemon juice Cream the butter in a food processor. Add radishes and lemon juice and pulse just enough
Products (Radish, Butter)

Zucchini Parmesan Crisps
Cooking spray 2 medium zucchini 1 Tablespoon of olive oil ¼ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese, (3/4 – ounce) ¼ cup plain dried bread crumbs 1/8 teaspoon salt Freshly ground black pepper Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Coat a
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Garlic Green Bean Salad
1 pound fresh green beans stem end removed 1/3 cup diced roasted red or yellow pepper 1 clove garlic, minced ½ medium red onion, diced 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar Salt and freshly ground black pepper Dried Italian seasoning, optional

Southern Style Green Beans
Southern Style Green Beans ½ pound fresh green beans, stem end removed and snapped into bite size pieces 1 slice of raw bacon, cut into 1” pieces 2 small potatoes, washed, unpeeled, and cut into small wedges 1 small onion, peeled and

Roasted Beets and Feta Cheese
3 large or 4 medium beets 1 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil, divided 2 tsp. white wine vinegar or lemon juice ¼ tsp. salt 4 oz. feta cheese, crumbled Preheat oven to 375 degree. Wash and trim beets, leaving the root end on and ab
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Grilled Eggplant Sandwich
2 tablespoons mayonnaise 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, or pesto would work 3 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil, divided 8  ½ inch slices of eggplant (about 1 small eggplant) ½ teaspoon garlic salt 8 slices of whole gr

Cucumber with Feta dressing
2-3 medium to large cucumbers peeled and thinly sliced 1 teaspoon of salt ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar 1 garlic clove, minced ¼ cup of crumbled feta cheese ¼ cup of yogurt ¼ cup of sour cream 1 teaspoon of Dijon-sty
Products (Cucumber, Dill)

Scandinavian Cucumber Salad
4 cups of thinly sliced cucumbers ½ teaspoon salt 1/4 cup white vinegar 2 teaspoons sugar 1 teaspoon of honey 1 tablespoon of virgin olive oil or canola oil ¼ of minced fresh dill, fennel, parsley, or chives ½ cup of thinl
Products (Cucumber, Fennel, Chives, Dill)

From the Fields of Freedom Valley Farm 6.21.17June 21st, 2017

Hi Folks,Some would say summer is finally here. Others, like me, would say I wish I had a few more weeks of spring. Spring is the time when and if you can get your crops in the field in a timely manne

New recipe: Zucchini Parmesan CrispsJune 14th, 2017

2 medium zucchini1 Tablespoon of olive oil¼ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese, (3/4 – ounce)¼ cup plain dried bread crumbs1/8 teaspoon saltFreshly ground black pepper Preheat oven

From the Fields of Freedom Valley Farm 6.14.17June 14th, 2017

Hi Folks,Whew! Just came in from a pop up thunderstorm here at the farm. Much needed rain but this one had some really strong winds and came in really fast. These summer storms can be so almost violen

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