Wednesday, November 7, 2012

New England Agricultural Fairs


It is no surprise that the big finale of E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web took place at the local agricultural fair. This time of year, the local fairs, no doubt modeled after their U.K. counterparts, provide unique opportunities for all involved.

Some love the food, or the competition, or the fund-raising, or the festivities. They are a surprisingly integral part of New England life and serve as almost a melting pot for the region, connecting people who otherwise might not see each other any other time of the year.  Here are some photos from our archives.








 
 
 
 



 
 
 

 




Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Baked Pumpkins

Here is some of this week's farm share and a baking pumpkin. 
Some farm shares this week included some kaboocha pumpkins.  This pumpkin is very mild tasting and an easy to prepare addition to dinner.  Just bake and serve it the same way as the more traditional butternut squash.