by Julie Pottier-Brown
After volunteering last week, a Melrose member made a request that I explain who we partner with for donations, and how it came to be. She was impressed by the fact the local food pantry came to pick up the leftovers.
Leftovers are a reality. Some members miss their Share. You may have done it yourself. We have to order everyone’s Share every week unless there has been a hold placed (which in itself only became possible two years ago). So if four Shares miss, several other members do not take their cabbage or greens, the grower sent a little too much, or for some other unknown reason we have excess, there will be leftovers. We always invite members who miss to go at the end (6:50 ish) of any depot day, speak to the coordinator, and see if they will be able to recoup their loss. Once these processes are complete – the leftovers must find a home.
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
Submitted by Jen Durant
These mealy muffins are not sweet. As prepared, these muffins would be a good accompaniment to spicy chili. The optional step provides the sweetness, or simply grill with butter and spread with your favorite jam.
YIELD: 12 muffins PREP TIME: 10 minutes COOK TIME: 25 minutes
by Laura Sherman & Evan May
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.
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