Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Submitted by Jen Durant

This slightly spicy soup is my favorite squash soup. It’s a bit time consuming for a simple soup but well worth it. I suggest making it one day in advance to allow the flavors to meld. I like to be dress it up with a drizzle of crème fraîche or sour cream that has been loosened with a bit of filtered water and sprinkled with pepitas.

The original recipe calls for unpeeled buttercup squash, which is then peeled after cooling, but I usually use peeled butternut squash since it is more common and easy to peel in advance. The cooking times should be altered accordingly. Your squash should be slightly browned when done roasting.

YIELD: 6 servings

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Turkey Meatloaf in a Pumpkin

by Laura Sherman & Evan May  20161009_1947481
Thursday Melrose Members

We made this recipe the other day and it was so delicious we wanted to share! Recipe is adapted from www.thekitchn.com, although we made a few small changes. We used the pumpkin and apples from the coop and it was easily enough food for four people.

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Fulfilling Your Coop Volunteer Committment

Have you put in your 2 hours of volunteer effort yet? Have you paid an opt-out fee? If so, THANK YOU! If you had the best of intentions, yet have not put your time in, please visit the FDC website and scroll down to the bottom of the page to link over to sign up genius. Choose one of the very few remaining slots, or email Tamara and ask her to put the, “I opt-out of volunteering with no guilt”, $35 fee on your account. If you have ever been to a truck unload at any depot or worked any shift; especially opening and closing, you know just how much effort goes into every distribution. Continue reading

Six Hidden Reasons To Join A Food Coop

By Susan McBrine

When considering joining a Food Cooperative (Coop), the obvious reasons come to mind: fresh, direct-from-the-farm produce that is bursting with the season’s goodness. But there are other “hidden” advantages to joining. The following are just a few reasons you may not have considered!

1. The Food Coop Workout
Anyone who has ever volunteered to work a Coop will tell you to show up with sleeves rolled and your good shoes at home. You will spend your time lifting, stretching, pulling, dragging and lugging crates, sacks, and boxes in all sorts of weather conditions. Erecting and collapsing those tents beats any 20-minute workout! You emerge, sore but victorious, knowing that you’ve “done your bit”.

2. Sharpening Your Math Skills
Quick! How many ounces in “two pounds, four ounces of carefully weighed heirloom tomatoes”? How many tomatoes make two pounds? How do I balance this scale? How many people are waiting behind me while I try to do the math? Continue reading