Autumn just arrived yesterday, but it feels like summer disappeared weeks ago here in the PNW. Ingredients that normally linger into October are already on their way out. We have to admit, it’s been a challenge to create recipes this month. We’d settle on something tasty and then realize the flavors we want to highlight are already past their peak. Raspberries and Strawberries are gone, the rest of the berries and stone fruit will soon follow. If you want to make Mixed Berry or Peach Jam for winter, now’s the time!
How have you adjusted during the abrupt transition to autumn? Are you grieving the end of warmer days? Be sure to stop by the Alvarez farm stand at your neighborhood market. Their melons are still juicy and delicious - perfect for our Melon Salad. While you’re at it, be sure to snag some corn from Early Bird Farms - its better than ever and won’t be available much longer. Ready to cozy up to fall? Check out our Roasted Winter Squash - perfect as a stand alone dish or to use in our Winter Squash Soup or Roasted Squash and Amaranth Salad. We’re also highlighting peppers in our Cowboy Candy and Sauteed Shishito Peppers and Celery. Pro tip - local celery is the best kept secret around. We just tried some in our Leftover Soup and couldn’t get enough of its sweet and fennel-like flavor.
At Locivore, we’re already into our brainstorming and testing for October. Look for a new batch of recipes in just a couple of weeks! In the meantime, enjoy the variety and abundance available RIGHT NOW from our local farms!