New: Pumpkins, Squash, and Gourds!

A Bountiful Harvest

You know that feeling when you’re in the produce aisle, you reach for the product and then you see the sign, “Organic, Product of Origin: Mexico.” You really want that butternut squash for your favorite fall soup, but you really hate that it was imported. Do I really want my food to have traveled so many miles?
Let me help solve that problem. This year we are offering local, organically grown squash and pumpkins! I am SO thrilled about this.
I used to raise bumper crops in my home garden, but since life has become busier, I no longer take on the personal battle against the squash bugs.
This spring I reached out to our friends at The Pumpkin Juction, near Sterling, and asked if they would be willing to raise some squash for us. They do an excellent job raising organic pumpkins and gourds, so they added a few varieties of squash to the fields as well.

We have a variety of gourds, pie pumpkins, and carving pumpkins that are great for fall decorating. Since they are organically grown, you don’t have to worry if your dog gets a hold of one. (In my case, our 8 month-old son thinks the gourds have great textures as teething toys.)

For your autumnal culinary delight we have:
Spaghetti Squash: A great alternative to pasta.
Butternut Squash: Excellent roasted as a side, on top of a salad, or in a soup.
Butterkin (Pumpkin and Butternut Squash mix): This is our personal favorite. It has excellent flavor! We love it roasted with a little JakoPure Butter on top.
Pie Pumpkin: Great for decorating, carving, or for baking your favorite pie.
To cook any of these: Cut in half, scoop out the seeds, and bake in the oven until tender. We love to save the seeds to roast and garnish our favorite fall soups. If you think pumpkin seeds are good, try butternut squash seeds. YUM!

We’ll miss you, Kaydee and Kyle!

For the past year, Kaydee has been a farmer here at Jako. If you are loving the cottage cheese, you can thank Kaydee for introducing it to our product line. Her brother, Kyle, has been an intern here this summer. Next week will be their last week at the farm before moving to Montana. Thank you both for all your hard work and friendship!! We will miss you!

Here’s to enjoying the beauty and bountiful harvest of fall!

From all of us at Jako Farm,