Spooky Farm Fun this October!
October brings in new cooler weather, new seasonal produce, and SPOOKY farm entertainment! You won’t want to miss the fun at Sykes and Cooper Farm. Combine the corn maze full of “cornfusing” twists and turns with “live” entertainment including, Jack, the loudest hee- hawing donkey around and you have a the perfect family outing! Great for little tykes too — the farm has a new “Spookley the Square Pumpkin” kiddie maze. More information including ticket prices and schedule is available at the Sykes and Cooper Farm webpage.
Local Bin: Corn, Grape Tomatoes (AL), Green Beans, Yellow Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Fairy Tale Eggplant, Fall Glow Tangerines, NC Apples
Local Mini Bin: Corn, Grape Tomatoes (AL), Green Beans, Yellow Squash, Sweet Potatoes
Recipes for This Week’s Bin
- Corn Fritters
- Roasted Grape Tomatoes
- Green Bean and Tomato Salad
- Yellow Squash Casserole
- Baked Sweet Potato Fries
- Beer Battered Fairy Tale Eggplant
- Baked Stuffed Apples with Quinoa
Recipe Note: Some recipes may call for more or less produce than you receive. We feature recipes which can be doubled or halved if necessary. Enjoy!
Please feel free to share YOUR Veggie Bin creations on our Facebook page!
Organic Bin: Zipper Peas (FL), Grape Tomatoes (FL), Carrots (CA), Bananas (CR), Collards, Fairy Tale Eggplant, Mushrooms, Kiwi
Organic Mini Bin: Zipper Peas (FL), Grape Tomatoes (FL), Carrots (CA), Bananas (CR), Collards (NC)
Organic Bin Recipes
- Southern Zipper Cream Peas
- Roasted Grape Tomatoes
- Copper Penny Carrot Salad
- Banana Crumb Muffins
- Collard Greens
- Roasted Eggplant with Lemon
- Mushroom Risotto
- Kiwi Banana Smoothie
Black Plums, Comice Pears, Green Grapes, Apples
Black = Locally Sourced Conventionally Produced
Green = Locally Sourced Organics
Blue = Globally Sourced Organics
Have no fear! If you do not like one of our selected items in your regular sized organic or local bin you have the choice to remove it and double another item that’s already in the bin or a make a substitution. And if you just have too many veggies, the great news is you can select a French Pantry Baguette as one of our substitution items! Find step by step instructions in our last blog post.
Fairy Tale Eggplant Unearthed!
Our Fairy Tale Eggplant came from Te Family Garden, less than 100 miles away from most or your homes. If you’ve not tried this heirloom eggplant before, don’t be skeeered! There is no bitterness here and best of all very few calories. These little critters have a smooth, almost creamy texture and are wonderful roasted or grilled. The key is to cook the eggplant until they have browned. This brings out the natural sugars and make each bite perfectly delightful!
Sea Bass with Corn, Tomato, and Fairy Tale Eggplant