Turmeric

turmeric root

Turmeric Veggie Type: Spice, Root Season: Harvested right before it gets cold and stored through the winter Peak months: October-November Uses: Turmeric is very similar to ginger in appearance, although its orange instead of tan, and it can be used similarly, although its taste is very different. Peel off the tough exterior of the root […]

Acorn Squash

acorn squash

Acorn Squash Veggie Type: Gourd Season: Late summer to fall, but they store well through the winter Peak months: August-October Uses: Acorn squash is notoriously difficult to cut open, but what’s inside makes it all worth it. To avoid a lot of cutting, try cutting it in half, scooping out the seeds, adding a filling […]

Sweet Potato

sweet potato

Sweet Potato Veggie Type: Root Season: Typically available year-round Peak months: Peak harvest months around August-October Uses: Sweet potatoes are the darlings of the vegetable world. Sweet as candy and packed with nutrients, they also have the advantage of being quick and easy to prepare. You can grill them or cook them in the microwave […]

Butternut Squash

butternut squash

Butternut Squash Veggie Type:  Gourd Season: Winter  Peak months: Harvested August-October Uses: Winter squashes can be difficult to cut. Make sure your squash is stabilized while you’re cutting it in half lengthwise and then scoop out the seeds. Like acorn squash, butternut squash can be roasted halved, with the skins on, and the middle makes […]

Carrot

bunch of young carrots

Carrot Veggie Type: Root Season: Younger carrots are available in the summer and older carrots are stored and sold through the winter Peak months: July-November are peak harvest months Uses: Carrots are a great staple veggie to keep in your fridge year-round. They last for a long time and are extremely versatile. Enjoy them raw with […]

Honeynut Squash

honeynut squash

Honeynut Squash Veggie Type: Gourd Season: Harvested in the fall, lasts well through the winter Peak months: August-November Uses: Honeynut squash is very much like butternut squash but is smaller and slightly sweeter and carmelizes really nicely when roasted. There’s no need to peel it. Halve the squash, scoop out the seeds, coat with oil […]

Habanada Pepper

habanada peppers

Habanada Pepper Veggie Type: Technically, a fruit! Season: Late summer, must be very hot Peak months: August Uses: The habanada pepper is a non-spicy variant of habanero peppers, and it works best as a snacking pepper. Eat them whole, or slice them and add to wraps. Habanada Pepper Inspiration More habanada inspiration coming soon! Let […]

Tomato

tomatoes

Tomato Veggie Type: Technically a fruit! Season: Summer Peak months: July-September Uses: Some uses for raw tomatoes include salads, sandwiches, wraps, salsas, pico de gallo, and taco toppings. If you have an abundance of tomatoes, try them in soups (e.g. gazpacho) or stews (e.g. ratatouille). Tomato Inspiration More tomato inspiration coming soon! Let us know on our Facebook […]