Grab a squirrel treat and take a seat: National Squirrel Appreciation Day is almost here!
This week Squirrel is going nuts over organic parsnips from Oberlin Food Hub, Holmes Mouthwatering applesauce in original and apple pie cinnamon, and indoor seating! We are excited to have freed up some space and hope to see you at the tables enjoying a cup of coffee and a tasty treat from the Boro Sweet Spot.
New Producer Spotlight: Holmes Mouthwatering
From Cleveland, OH, Holmes Mouthwatering is a wholesome applesauce company that began with Ethan Holmes’ grandfather’s applesauce recipe. After experimenting to perfection, Holmes decided to take his product to market and began selling in 2014. Their applesauce has no sugar added, is kosher and non-GMO, and contains nothing but real fruit and fruit cider.
Food for Thought
Erie Food System Summit: Rooted in Resilience
On Tuesday, January 24th, 2023 from 9 am-3:45 pm, there will be a food summit at PennWest at Edinboro University. Hosted by the Erie Food Policy Advisory Council (Erie FPAC) and the Erie County Department of Health, the Erie Food Summit: Rooted in Resilience is an event meant “to bring partners working in all aspects of the food system together. We’ll be convening to determine some of the biggest barriers facing our food system and how we can collaborate to build a more resilient food system for Erie County residents.”
The keynote speaker, Clancy Harrison of The Food Dignity Project, will be discussing how we can prioritize and address barriers within the local food system. The Food Dignity Project is a nonprofit organization that works to address food insecurity and foster access to nutritious food through various programs and platforms.
If you are interested in helping your community access food, learning about the needs of our local producers, and/or getting involved in agriculture or the food system, this event is for you!
Registration is free and ends on January 16, 2023. You can sign up using the QR code below or by following this link.
Recipe Corner: Parsnip Party
Parsnips are the cool-toned, root-crop cousin of the carrot, and are cold weather hardy. In fact, the first freeze of the year brings out the sugars in the parsnips and makes them even sweeter. This is staff member Livia’s favorite veggie, so she dug up a smattering of delicious and simple parsnip recipes for solo snacking or a shared meal.
Few things will warm your home and belly quite like a root veggie roast in winter. This recipe includes potatoes, onions, carrots, sweet potatoes/yams, and beets.
When in doubt, soup it out. This parsnip, pear and pistachio soup only has 5 ingredients & 2 spices, letting the sweet, nutty flavors shine. This can easily be a vegan meal, and is naturally gluten-free.
If parsnip noodles sounded good, but Italian is your inspiration, check out this dairy-free, gluten-free chicken alfredo with parsnip noodles. Although this recipe is not vegan due to the chicken, it does include a great vegan alfredo sauce recipe and mushrooms or tofu can be subbed for the chicken.