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When you join a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm share there is some inherent risk.

You are at the mercy of the weather, the soil and seed quality, the bugs and other predators, not to mention the knowledge of your farmers and their farmhands.

So, when you receive the bounty of beautiful heirloom (GMO and pesticide free) veggies that we did these past 20 weeks you thank your lucky stars for Jim and Michelle Garman (plus their two young farmhands) of Garman Organic Farm.

Among the culinary delights that we enjoyed this season were New England Pie Pumpkins. Jim and Michelle provide a truly laugh-out-loud funny video on how to make pumpkin puree here. It’s a great base from which to make pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin chili, and pumpkin lattes – though I’d like to learn more about that! Thanks guys – truly enjoyed 🙂

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And, if you’re looking for something a little more jazzed up with spices and ready to eat I used my Garman Farm pumpkins to make sweet curried pumpkin soup.

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Alternatively, you can simplify the recipe (see below for how) and make scrumptious sweet pumpkin wedges.

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Oh, and don’t forget the seeds! Not so great for vata as they are drying and tend to provoke vata especially in the fall (vata) season. Pittas and Kaphas feel free to enjoy…

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