Available now – Farmer’s Pick ™ Produce – Boise, Idaho

Hello- To highlight our wonderful ‘Winter Luxury’ heirloom Pie Pumpkins, we are selling fresh baked Pumpkin Bread and Pumpkin Butter made by Maria Sestero of Sophie’s Choice Designs, a local caterer. Come by the farmstand for a taste. Yummy stuff!

Pumpkin Bread and Pumpkin Butter, made with our 'Winter Luxury' Pie Pumpkins
Pumpkin Bread and Pumpkin Butter made with our ‘Winter Luxury’ Pie Pumpkins

‘Winter Luxury’ Pie Pumpkins, also known as Livingston’s Pie Squash, were introduced in 1893 by Johnson & Stokes of Philadelphia. Fruits average 4-6 pounds, making them the perfect size for two pies. Orange rind is covered in delicate netting; flesh is smooth, velvety, sweet, and fiber-free (not stringy like other pie pumpkin varieties).

Amy Goldman describes the Winter Luxury Pie Pumpkin in her book, “The Complete Squash”, excerpted below:

Simply “cook it done” this way:

1. Winter Luxury Pie pumpkin should be baked whole, pierced for a few tiny vent holes, stem trimmed, at 350*F until it “slumps” and softens after an hour or so. If you wish, you can cut a lid, remove the gunk and seeds, and replace the lid loosely before baking (this method yields a drier pie).

2. The cooked pumpkin is hotter than hot potatoes: Be careful when you cut out or removed the lid. Seeds and strings, if left inside, come out easily. Take a large spoon and simply scoop the pumpkin out like ice cream. The flesh peels away from the desiccated rind without a shudder and leaves it flat.

3. Puree the flesh in a blender, adding liquid if needed. A 5-pound pumpkin yields approximately 2 1/2 pounds or 4 cups of pulp, enough for two pies.

4. Insert your favorite pie recipe here.

Farmer's Pick ™ Pie Pumpkin
Farmer’s Pick ™ ‘Winter Luxury’ Pie Pumpkins: 65¢/lb.

Other winter squashes available…

Farmer's Pick ™ Sweet Dumpling Squash
Farmer’s Pick ™ Sweet Dumpling Squash: $1.00/lb.
Farmer's Pick ™ Spaghetti Squash
Farmer’s Pick ™ Spaghetti Squash: 55¢/lb.
Farmer's Pick ™ Butternut Squash
Farmer’s Pick ™ Butternut Squash: 55¢/lb.
Farmer's Pick ™ Acorn Squash
Farmer’s Pick ™ Acorn Squash: 55¢/lb.

Plenty of root vegetables too…

Farmer's Pick ™ Carrots
Farmer’s Pick ™ Carrots: $2.25/bunch
Farmer's Pick ™ White Carrots
Farmer’s Pick ™ White Carrots: $2.00/bunch
Farmer's Pick ™ Purple Carrots
Farmer’s Pick ™ Purple Carrots: $2.00/bunch
Farmer's Pick ™ Beets
Farmer’s Pick ™ Beets: $2.50/bunch
Farmer's Pick ™ White Turnips
Farmer’s Pick ™ White Turnips: $2.00/bunch
Farmer's Pick ™ Watermelon Radishes
Farmer’s Pick ™ Watermelon Radishes: $2.00/bunch

Also Available now:

  • Eggplant ‘Early Long Purple’: $1.25/lb.
  • Eggplant ‘Black Beauty’: $1.25/lb.
  • Green Bell Peppers: 2 for $1.00
  • Jalapeño Chile Peppers: $1.75/lb.
  • Cayenne Chile Peppers: $4.50/lb.
  • Green Tomatoes: $1.00/lb.
  • Red and White Chard: $2.50/bunch
  • Italian Parsley: $1.00/bunch
  • Fresh Culinary Herbs- Marjoram, Oregano, Sage, Savory, Thyme, Tarragon, Rosemary: $1.50 each bunch
  • Garlic, ‘Chesnok Red’ hardneck: $7.00/lb.
  • Edible Flowers, Nasturtiums: $1.50/bunch
  • Fresh cut flower bouquets for $4.75

We’ll be finishing up for the year in about two weeks.


http://www.farmerspick.com


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