Tomatoes for days!

As the season shifts more into fall, we’re still enjoying lots of great vegetables.  Even as the days grow shorter and the nights have a snap in them, there are still a lot of “summer” vegetables that are ripening on our local farms, including eggplant, tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, corn, and more.  We’re working hard to include plenty of these kinds of ingredients in our menus this month because soon enough the season will end and we won’t be able to enjoy these delicious treats until next summer.  At the same time we’re beginning to see fall favorites beginning to be available, including winter squash, leeks, pumpkins, and root vegetables.  This seasonal overlap makes September and October one of my favorite seasons at Harvest Kitchen.  We hope you’ll enjoy this ABUNDANCE of amazing vegetables!

Check out this week’s menu:

Chicken Parmesan –  Miller’s organic chicken, breaded to crispy perfection, baked in our homemade marinara sauce and topped with creamy mozzarella cheese. Could it be any more of a crowd pleaser? Served over a bed of rotini. 1 lb serving $12
Greek-style Zucchini Casserole with Pork – We found this tasty recipe in a cookbook from Moosewood restaurant, where it’s been on the menu for over 20 years. According to the cookbook, “The bulghur pilaf, savory zucchini, and feta custard yield a dish that is both exotic and reassuring.” We’re adding delicious Black Oak Farm pork sausage for our omnivore version. Dinner is served! 1 lb serving $12
Ratatouille – Nothing says “August veggies” like this traditional French stew of eggplants, zucchini, tomatoes, and all of the herbs we can find. Buy an extra for the freezer! Gluten free. Pint $7.50
Stoplight Salad –  This fun and flavorful salad has all the colors of a stop light: red peppers and tomatoes, green peppers and herbs, and yellow corn. Tossed with a light and tasty dressing, this could almost be a meal in itself. Gluten Free. Pint $8 or Half Pint $5
Salad Mix with House Dressing  — A delicious green salad blend featuring fresh seasonal greens from a variety of local farms, paired with our delicious seasonal salad dressing.  5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

Eggplant Parmesan – Delicious eggplant, breaded and roasted to crispy perfection, baked in our homemade marinara sauce and topped with creamy mozzarella cheese. Could it be any more of a crowd pleaser? 1 lb serving $12
Greek-style Zucchini Casserole – We found this tasty recipe in a cookbook from Moosewood restaurant, where it’s been on the menu for over 20 years. According to the cookbook, “The bulghur pilaf, savory zucchini, and feta custard yield a dish that is both exotic and reassuring.” Dinner is served!  1 lb serving $12
Ratatouille – Nothing says “August veggies” like this traditional French stew of eggplants, zucchini, tomatoes, and all of the herbs we can find. Buy an extra for the freezer! Gluten free. Pint $7.50
Stoplight Salad –  This fun and flavorful salad has all the colors of a stop light: red peppers and tomatoes, green peppers and herbs, and yellow corn. Tossed with a light and tasty dressing, this could almost be a meal in itself. Gluten Free. Pint $8 or Half Pint $5
Salad Mix with House Dressing  — A delicious green salad blend featuring fresh seasonal greens from a variety of local farms, paired with our delicious seasonal salad dressing.  5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8