Winter squash are harvested late summer through fall, then cured or “hardened off” in open air to toughen their exterior. This process ensures the squash will keep for months without refrigeration. When selecting any variety of winter squash, the stem is the best indication of ripeness. Stems should be tan, dry and on some varieties, look fibrous, frayed or corky. Fresh green stems or those leaking sap signal that the squash was harvested before it was completely ripe. Ripe squash has a vivid, saturated color and a matte, rather than glossy, finish.Read More
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Free Movie & Popcorn at The Ark!
"You don't have to be a scientist to know how to eat!" Michael Pollan has a feature documentary film called In Defense of Food (CLICK HERE for trailer) and we are so excited to bring it to Viroqua! We'll supply the organic popcorn and fixin's, you just join us:
THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 6:30pm at THE ARK (401 E Jefferson St, Viroqua)
"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."
It's the time of the sea-ea-son for ci-trus (& loving citrus, of course)!
You may not have known it, but in case you haven't tried any oranges yet this season – Hohansen's are the ones you've been waiting for and they're finally in!Read More
Reminder #1: It's the thought that counts
Think about what your loved ones enjoy/utilize the most!Read More