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The Curious History of Chestnuts

By | 2017-10-03T15:19:55+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Profiles|

Evidence of the cultivation of the chestnut by man is found since around 2000 BC.  It was Alexander the Great and the Romans who planted chestnut trees across Europe while on their various campaigns. A Greek army is said to have survived their retreat from Asia Minor in 401–399 BC thanks to their stores of chestnuts. Ancient Greeks wrote of chestnuts to [...]

Acorn Squash Custard Pie

By | 2017-09-28T13:39:50+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Recipes|

Ingredients 1 cup sugar 1 cup mashed cooked winter squash 1 cup heavy whipping cream 3 large farm-fresh eggs, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg Dash salt 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches) Whipped cream or topping or garnish Directions In a bowl, combine the first eight [...]

Gourds

By | 2017-09-28T13:37:43+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Products, Uncategorized|

Gourds are used by people throughout the world for musical instruments, including shakers, maracas, drums, horns, marimbas, and various string gourds resembling a banjo. Other uses include pipes, masks, canteens, water jugs, dippers, birdhouses, bath sponges, and decorative gourds with intricate etched designs. So important were gourds to Haitian people in the early 1800s that [...]

Pumpkins

By | 2017-09-26T17:29:14+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Products|

Pumpkins come in a multitude of colors, shapes and sizes. They can be huge, tiny, flat, short, tall, round, pear, necked, smooth, ribbed and even warty. Some pumpkins are fabulous for culinary uses. Some pumpkins are more suited to being carved or displayed. These are only a few of the favorite varieties: Baby Boo These [...]

Prepared Foods

By | 2017-09-21T18:09:58+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Products|

Following Hurricane Irma, Rype & Readi began offering prepared meals to the community. They were so well received, that we're making it permanent! We now offer freshly prepared salads every day. Please note that selections will vary per day and that quantities are limited. Prices range from : $6 -$7 - $8. Selections include: Farm [...]

Decorative Gourds

By | 2017-09-20T14:10:06+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Profiles, Uncategorized|

What can you do with a common gourd? Gourds come in all sizes and shapes, and many are suitable for carving. Gourds are members of the Cucurbitaceae (curcurbit for short) family, which produces hard-shelled, mostly edible fruit. It is a very large family with more than 100 genera and 1,000 species. It's interesting to note here that [...]

The Curious History of Scarecrows

By | 2017-09-17T17:20:55+00:00 September 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The original scarecrows were nothing like the now familiar straw-stuffed icon of Halloween. Scarecrows, sometimes bearing an animal skull or even rotting produce, were placed in fields in the spring and were burned after the Autumn harvest in celebration, their ashes returning nutrients of potassium and nitrogen to the soil. Through the ages farmers have [...]

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