Wonder why your box was so heavy today? It was the Seminole pumpkin.
This pumpkin has a long history. Grown for hundreds of years in south Florida, it pre-dates the arrival of European settlers. The Florida Indian relied heavily on it for survival and improved it through selection over the centuries. Today, the Seminole pumpkin is well adapted to life in the Everglade because it resists diseases and pests that would decimate other varieties of pumpkins.
Jordan, the farmer who grows our Seminole pumpkins at The Family Garden CSA, told me the best way to eat it is roasted. He suggested cutting the pumpkin into sections, scooping out the seeds (which are also great roasted just like traditional pumpkin seeds), and roasting in the oven.
You can make so many dishes with cooked pumpkin. Make it into puree and use it in pumpkin pie, chocolate chip pumpkin cookies, pumpkin risotto, pumpkin soup, or as you would any other winter squash. Recipes coming very soon!