halloween

As we look forward to Halloween, we hope that these beautiful Autumn days find you enjoying some of our most beloved fall activities: picking and carving pumpkins, putting your garden to bed, and celebrating with friends and family. Whatever the season brings, you will probably encounter two items that dominate the Halloween spotlight: pumpkins and candy. Glowing as round, orange jack-o'-lanterns and crinkling in colorful, iconic packaging, we often don't recognize these pillars of Halloween as food. In fact, Halloween may be the American holiday that shares the most confusing relationship with food. At FarmPlate, we see Halloween as a great chance to get in touch with your local...
Happy Halloween! Hopefully the day finds you enjoying some of our most beloved fall activities: picking and carving pumpkins, trick-or-treating and celebrating with friends and family. Whatever the holiday brings, you will probably encounter two items that dominate the Halloween spotlight: pumpkins and candy. Glowing as round, orange jack-o'-lanterns and crinkling in colorful, iconic packaging, we often don't recognize these pillars of Halloween as food. In fact, Halloween may be the American holiday that shares the most confusing relationship with food. At FarmPlate, we see Halloween as a great chance to get in touch with local farmers and food artisans in your area. When we think of...
There's a friendly tip in just about every Halloween-themed article ever written that reads "At Halloween, a great way to make use of pumpkin seeds is to toast them and eat them." Ha! Year after year, like Linus, I went through the same Halloween ritual. I'd rinse the slimy pumpkin guts off the seeds thinking "This year will be different." There's a friendly tip in just about every Halloween-themed article ever written that reads "At Halloween, a great way to make use of pumpkin seeds is to toast them and eat them." Ha! Year after year, like Linus, I went through the same Halloween ritual. I'd rinse the slimy pumpkin guts off the seeds thinking "This year will be different." Yet no matter...