Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat, then mix in the flour. Stir about 2 minutes.
Increase to medium high heat, and add milk while whisking quickly, approximately 1C at a time. Simmer 2-3 minutes once all milk has been added, whisking occasionally.
Stir in the pumpkin, pumpkin spice, and sea salt. Simmer until sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
Set out your ingredients.
Preheat oven to 375.
In a large cast iron skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add sausage, and brown.
Add onion and garlic, and cook 3-4 minutes until aromatic.
Add chard and kale, and cook until wilted.
In a mixing bowl, mix ricotta, eggs, and Italian spice.
To assemble the lasagna: Add 1 cup of pumpkin sauce to the bottom of a 9x13 baking pan. Cover with 4-5 lasagna noodles.
Spread 1/2 the ricotta mixture over noodles. Add 1/2 of sausage mixture on top of the ricotta. Cover with 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Pour 1 cup pumpkin sauce over the mozzarella.
Add another layer of noodles, remaining ricotta, sausage mixture, and mozzarella. Top with last layer of noodles. Pour remaining pumpkin sauce over the top layer of noodles. Sprinkle with Atwells Gold cheese over top.
Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the top is golden brown. Top with parsley as garnish.
Starting this Saturday, August 15, the long-awaited return of a more typical walk-up Hingham Farmers Market will be back!
The market takes place every Saturday in the Station Street Lot at 95 Station Street, Hingham, MA from 9AM to 1PM rain or shine. See this article in the Hingham Anchor for more information on the overall market plan.
Social Distancing Precautions
Safety is of the utmost concern! Foot traffic will be one-way and capacity will be monitored to ensure appropriate distancing is possible. Masks are required, and vendors will be wearing masks and gloves.
Please keep in mind:
To ensure that produce is not touched, we will have our produce display set back from the front of our tent
I will be happy to show you the tomatoes and let you pick your favorite by pointing!
We will continue selling as many items as possible by the “each” or by the “bag” instead of weighing out items
Touchless card payments are preferred
We take Square, and have both a card “tap” and a card “swipe” reader which will be regularly wiped down
Pre-Orders Are Still Available
We, as well as most other vendors, are continuing to support pre-orders which can be picked up directly at our booth — we will have your order pre-bagged and labeled and set safely aside for you.
With the return of the walk-up market comes the return of SNAP tokens! There will be a tent for SNAP up ahead of the entrance, which will allow exchange of SNAP funds for tokens which can be redeemed to vendors for food items.
Add olive oil to the pan and saute garlic and onions about 5 minutes.
Return the meat to the pan, add tomatoes and basil. Simmer on low for 45 minutes, uncovered.
Meanwhile, slice zucchini and eggplant into 1/8" thick slices, lightly salt and set aside or 10 minutes, then blot with a paper towel.
Preheat oven to 375°.
In a medium bowl mix ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, and egg. Stir well.
In a 9x13 casserole dish, spread 1/2 cup of sauce on the bottom and layer the zucchini to cover. Spread 1 cup of the ricotta cheese mixture, then top with 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese and repeat the process, alternating between zucchini and eggplant, until all your ingredients are used up. The last layer top with remaining zucchini and sauce.
Cover with foil and bake 30 minutes.
Uncover the foil, add the remaining mozzarella cheese and a pinch of herbes de provence, and bake 30 minutes
Last night there was a powerful and sudden storm that centered on our neighboring town of Westwood.
Our farm had significant flooding, best noted by the 8″ piles of woodchips stacking up in some areas of our garden, having been washed out from between our raised rows.
The most damaged crops that we can tell so far are the corn, sunflowers, lilies, and snap peas — not surprising, as these are all plants that you would expect to be damaged by heavy winds, but sad nonetheless.
We can’t yet tell what the impact to some of our other plants, like our tomatoes and cucumbers, will be. They were displaced and sitting in standing water and the rain continues on today. Potatoes seem to also have some damage that we’ll need to dive into to determine.
Nature is such a powerful force in farming.
Just a few days ago, we were sharing with customers that we were having a hard time with some of our crops due to lack of rain, and our part of Massachusetts was officially in a moderate drought, as has recently happened year after year. Then, with a single night of heavy rains, we have flooding so severe that local stores are still closed this morning trying to mop up, and our local hospital evacuated patients.
As the rain lightens up today, we’ll be out to evaluate and salvage things.
Thank you all for your support and well wishes, and I will communicate any changes to this week’s pre-orders if need be — so far, the main things that we have for sale all seem fine, it was mostly later-season crops that have severe damage.
National Pollinator Week is an official federal recognition of the importance of pollinators to our ecosystem, sparked particularly by colony collapse of honeybees. It became an official week in 2007 with unanimous approval by the US Senate.
Some things that you can do to help your local pollinators:
Avoid spraying pesticides on your lawn unless necessary – and if so, hire a professional who is knowledgeable about protections for pollinators.
Plant clover and native wildflowers in your yard.
Clover makes an excellent lawn, if you would like to lessen your lawn maintenance at the same time! It is soft underfoot, green, and grows much slower and tops out much shorter than grass.
If you find a swarm of bees, don’t panic! Contact your local beekeepers association, and they will send someone out to get them for you.