Gourds at the St. Helena Farmers' Market

With the coming of fall, the crops of winter squashes are now available at the St. Helena Farmers’ Market, which is open from 7:30 a.m. until noon every Friday through October at Crane Park.

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Fall crops of winter squashes are pushing out their summer cousins of crook necks and zucchini. Winter squash have a longer growing season and are harvested in the fall, once their rinds have hardened. They are able to be stored without refrigeration for several months; their sweet, dense, rich flesh gives great flavor to soups, roasted vegetable dishes, breads and pies.

Chat up our farmers to find winter squash that will look beautiful in your kitchen until they add deliciousness to your meals. We will have a gorgeous selection at the market all of October.

Another highlight of the market this Friday will be two locally adored chefs making their market debut at our St. Helena Farmers’ Market Chef’s Table: Jude Wilmoth and Ryder Zetts of Cook and Cook Tavern and Pizzeria. The chefs will demonstrate the preparation of fried green tomatoes with burrata and pomegranate salsa. Learn a few tips from the pros, enjoy a taste and get a recipe to take home.

The St. Helena Farmers’ Market is open from 7:30 a.m. until noon every Friday through October at Crane Park.

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