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5 Fall Dishes featuring Our Favorite Seasonal Produce

October 15, 2019

Did you know we offer “beyond organic” produce from local farmers that are grown using no chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, or any harmful sprays? Everything is organically grown with our family, the soil’s, and our customer's health in mind, naturally. Please keeping mind that our variety changes every week as to what's in season. This also means, when you see something you like, go for it, like these fall treats.

Butternut Squash

This Creamy Four Cheese Spinach Butternut Squash, from Eat Well 101, is the perfect trifecta of simplicity, nutrition, and comfort.

Recipe: https://www.eatwell101.com/baked-creamy-spinach-butternut-squash-recipe

We suggest you swap the store-bought Italian four-cheese mix with 2-3 selections from the Dutch Meadows store. Freshly grated cheese can make all the difference in a dish like this. Enjoy! 

Onions


Hosting people around the holidays typically means they show up ready to eat...with an empty stomach. It’s always considerate to serve appetizers but you never want to overdo it and you certainly don’t want to skimp on the homemade factor when you’ve put so much time and effort into the rest of the meal. That’s why we love this Caramelized Onion Dip from two peas & their pod.

Recipe: https://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/caramelized-onion-dip/ 

When made from scratch, it’s absolutely incredible, and will make you re-think any other onion or chip dip you’ve ever enjoyed.

Beets & Carrots


We all love how much root vegetables pack the nutrition but what people don’t often enjoy about them is the preparation part. But, truth be told, when it comes to comfort foods and root vegetables, nothing pairs better than a quality maple syrup and some simple time spent roasting in the oven. So easy, super nutritious (make sure you go with a true maple syrup, like this stuff from Stockins Apiaries), and boasting that comfort food flavor you crave this time of year. Roasting vegetables with maple syrup is pretty straight forward but we especially enjoy this Turmeric Maple Roasted Beets and Carrot recipe from Real Simple Good.

Recipe: https://realsimplegood.com/turmeric-maple-roasted-beets-and-carrots/

Another pro tip is to toast nuts in a pan right before the roasted veggies are done, and drizzle the top of the finished dish with the toasted crunchy bits. Try walnuts or sunflower seeds!

Sweet Potatoes


You simply can’t talk Thanksgiving and the holidays without bringing up sweet potatoes. These hearty vegetables are an excellent source of beta-carotene, which can be converted to vitamin A and help support your immune system and gut health. As a bonus, they’re also ridiculously delicious. We love baking them whole then adding our favorite baked potato fixings, chopping them into cubes to mix with other seasonal vegetables, baking them into a crunchy fry wedge, or even pureeing them into a soup. In other words, they’re incredibly versatile, which is why we’re always interested in trying new recipes and why we were drawn to plays well with butter’s Veggie Tacos, featuring sweet potatoes of course.

Recipe: https://playswellwithbutter.com/2019/03/12/roasted-sweet-potato-cauliflower-tacos/

Whether you choose to keep it vegan or not is up to you. Either way, we have a sneaky inclination this recipe will fast track it to the top of your list of favorite sweet potato meals. Honestly, we can’t blame you. 

Happy fall and happy feasting, everyone!

Dave Stoltzfus

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