Fall flourishes at farm market fest | News, Sports, Jobs – Warren Tribune Chronicle

Sep 21, 2022
Staff photo / Allie Vugrincic Lifelong friends Aaron Szczurek and Evie Coe of Warren carry a large pumpkin and decorative corn Tuesday afternoon during Fall Fest at the Warren Farmers Market at the top of the amphitheater in Perkins Park.
WARREN — While it’s still warm outside — sunny and 75 degrees Tuesday afternoon — fall was in the air at the Warren Farmers Market Fall Fest.
Vendors brought out their fall decorations and in addition to their usual wares sold fall wreaths, pumpkins, gourds, decorative corn, fall-themed products and seasonal produce. “Chaider,” or a tea apple cider, also was available.
“Fall is my favorite thing,” vendor Kelly Beers of High Water Farm in Champion said. Tuesday was Beers’ first sale day this season as she brought gourds, hay and more fall decorations to the market.
Danielle Soroczak and Elizabeth Flinner, educators with the Central University Extension, demonstrated seed saving and how to cook sauteed winter squash.
“This allows people at the market to try a new food that they might not always get to try or are afraid to try,” Flinner said.
She said eating foods that are in season means you get fresher produce that tends to be grown locally. Plus, it’s usually cheaper.
The recipe Flinner was following required just two to three small winter squash — butternut, honeynut, delicata, acorn or hubbard — olive oil, of salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Flinner peeled the squash and removed the seeds, then cut it into bite-sized pieces before she sauteed it in the olive oil for about 20 minutes. Then, she seasoned it with the salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Arlana Mason of Warren, who tried the finished squash, said she liked it. Athen Mason, 6, said she did not — though she kept grabbing more pieces from the sample cup.
Flinner said the idea was to show people simple recipes involving foods they can purchase at the market.
Farmers Market Manager Sevasti Tripoulas said that shopping at farmers markets allows area residents to support local growers and artisans, to know from where their produce is coming and to make connections.
“More than shopping, it’s a social gathering,” Tripoulas said.
She said the Warren Farmers Market had its fall fest this week so people could get a taste of fall and have time to come back to the market the next two Tuesdays to get more of what they like.
The Warren Farmers Market continues 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 4, with yoga at 4 p.m. and live music.
Other area farmers markets include Howland, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 15 in Richard E. Orwig Park; Hubbard, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 25 in Tylee Park; Niles Artisan, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 30 at 434 Robbins Ave.; and Northside, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 15 at Commonwealth Kitchen Incubator in Youngstown.
Sauteed Winter Squash
2 to 3 small winter squash
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Cut the ends of the squash and peel. Cut in half and scoop out seeds. Cut into bite-sized pieces. Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add squash. Cook 20 to 25 minutes or until fork tender, stirring often. Season with salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
SOURCE: Central State University Extension / www.createkidsclub.com
Types of squash
Acorn — smaller, acorn-shaped with dark green skin and ridges
Butternut — long and pear-shaped with smooth, beige skin that peels easily
Pumpkin — round, small to very large, orange or white
Spaghetti — oval-shaped with light yellow skin; cooked flesh separates into strands similar to spaghetti
Hubbard — large with thick, bumpy skin that is dark green; flesh is smooth
Delicata — oblong with striped cream and green skin, easy to cut
SOURCE: Central State University Extension / www.createkidsclub.com
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