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What's In Season - Weekly Newsletter #17

Weekly Order Cut-Off Time is Noon on Mondays.

Deliveries & Pickups are on Wednesday evenings.

October 3rd, 2021

Hubbards, and Pumpkins, and Mini Squash--oh my!

Fall veggies came in all at once this week (and some last patches of summer veggies, too!) We have quite the selection in The Market this week!

We have some fun and delicious additions to our Winter Squash Collection this season. Try our new assortment of Mini Squash: these tiny 3/4 pound squash are perfect for individual "Squash Bowl" servings and make wonderful decor! The super popular "Small Wonder" Spaghetti Squash are starting as well as a fun variety of Hubbard Squash--every shape and size you could imagine! Butternuts and Honeynuts are not quite ripe yet, but, in the meantime, try our Black Futsu Butternut. Pretty gnarly on the outside, but just as smooth as any honeynut on the inside. The skin is delicate and edible like a Delicata.

Happily, our fall patch of Rapini (aka Broccoli Raab) is ready. Pea Shoots have begun again as well as a larger crop of Fennel Bulb (Fennel thrives in the Fall.) Nasturtium Blossoms are gorgeous, and so are our new patches of Upland Cress and Italiko Red Dandelion. Napa Cabbage is also beginning to firm up into some rather large heads (Red Dragon Napa will start in a week or two).

Thankfully, we missed the September frost, so our last Bean Patch made it through. It is beautiful; however, we're short on Yellow Wax Beans for the time being. Our "Silver Queen" White Corn field is still nice; however, please, please note that every tip needs to be cut off! We sort them out as much as we can, but at this point in the season, you can only have worm-free corn with a good deal of pesticide use (that we opt not to use!)

Our decorative Jack-O-Lanterns and an assortment of Mini Pie-Pumpkins are listed in The Market now. I'm very happy with our new 'small' Jack-O-Lantern variety. They have the prettiest stems! We also added a bright Yellow Jack-O-Lantern to the mix! Stacking Pumpkins and Warty Pumpkins will be available next week.

Our Soup Bundle and other Quick Bundles will be making an appearance again starting next week. I had so many new items to add this week that I simply ran out of time!

Things seems to be running rather well on our site now--even Mobile is working. And, remember, if you don't want what's in one of our pre-set box options this week, you may still order the "I Got It" Box by selecting the "Home Delivery Plus Member" option on the new Box Choice page (even if you're not a member).

Enjoy what's left of your weekend!

The Centgraf's



Upland Cress

Pea Shoots

Napa Cabbage

New Patch of Fennel Bulb

New Patch of Beans

Easter Egg Radishes

Hon Tsai Tai (Purple Choi Sum)


Jumbo Red & Yellow Bell Peppers

Buttercup Squash

"Small Wonder" Spaghetti Squash

Mini Winter Squash Mix

Hubbard Squash


Mini Pie-Pumkins


Fingerling Potato Mix

Red Tabby Spinach

Fall Curly Bloomsdale Spinach

Mixed Lettuce Bunches

Tom Thumb Mini Bibb Lettuce

Nasturtium Blossoms

Winter Radishes

Bosc Pears

Honey Crisp Apples

Hill Side Honey

Gourmet Delight Crimini Mushrooms

Photos: Mini Winter Squash Mix, Jalapeño & Habanero Peppers, Rapini, Our New Yellow Jack-O-Lanterns, Red Warty Thing, Mini Pie Pumpkins and Black Futsu Butternut




1 Mixed Lettuce Bunch

1 Large Winter Radish

1 Pound of Green Beans

1 Red or Yellow Sweet Pepper

1 Pound of Black Turtle Dried Bean Pods

1 Mini "Small Wonder" Spaghetti Squash

VALUE OF $15.50


1 Mixed Lettuce Bunch

1 Small Bunch of Parsley 1 Large Winter Radish

Medium Turnips w/ Tops

1 Head of Cabbage 1 Pound of Green Beans 1 Red or Yellow Sweet Pepper 1 Pound of Black Turtle Bean Pods 2 "Small Wonder" Spaghetti Squash

1.5 Pounds of McIntosh Apples

1 Half-Pint of Raspberries

VALUE OF $30.25


1 Mixed Lettuce Bunch

8 oz. Tom Thumb Baby Bibb Lettuce

1 Large Bunch of Parsley 2 Large Winter Radishes

Medium Turnips w/ Tops

1 Head of Cabbage 1.5 Pounds of Green Beans 2 Red or Yellow Sweet Peppers 1 Pound of Black Turtle Bean Pods 3 "Small Wonder" Spaghetti Squash

2 Pounds of McIntosh Apples

1 Half-Pint of Raspberries

VALUE OF $42.25



Roasted Turnips & Radishes with Lemon-Garlic Butter

Tis the season for Turnips and Sweet Winter Radishes! And, although we love both of these root veggies served cold in salads, Fall is begging us to warm them up!

Besides the classic breadcrumbs & butter turnip and radish bake, try roasting your turnips and radishes in this delightful dish!

The photo & recipe were found on the Rachel Ray In Season page.

Black Bean and Veggie Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

My family loves stuffed Spaghetti Squash with Black Beans and Pico. And, now that our "Small Wonder" Spaghetti Squash is ready, it's definitely going to be on the menu this week!

Although this recipe calls for zucchini, I've often used sweet corn and sweet peppers instead. Don't forget to grab a bunch of cilantro, red onion, tomatoes and peppers for your pico!

The photo & recipe were found on the Nutritious Eats blog.

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