Squash - Long Island Cheese
6-8 pounds. The coloring and shape suggest a wheel of cheese and it was popular in New York and New Jersey throughout the 1800’s-thus the name. Squat pumpkin shape with orange flesh and semi-sweet flavor.
The heirloom varieties are used in the same manner as the more traditional varieties-baked or roasted for use in salads, soups, appetizers and desserts-but are distinct in that they are only available for a few months and using these varieties represents an effort to preserve and prevent them from disappearing from the marketplace altogether.
- Maple syrup