– a good crop of squash and pumpkins despite a very dry summer
– customers who enjoy our squash and pumpkins
– family and friends
Naked Seed Pumpkins are bred specifically for the seed. The seeds are green and do not have the white outer shell as seeds from other pumpkins. This makes the seeds excellent for eating. Compare the seeds in the pumpkins in the photo.
One-quarter cup of pumpkin seeds contains nearly half of the recommended daily amount of magnesium, which helps the pumping of your heart, proper bone and tooth formation, relaxation of your blood vessels (thus lowering blood pressure), and proper bowel function. The high magnesium content of pumpkin seeds may be responsible for its positive effect on diabetes.
Whole pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of fiber that promotes good digestive health.
Pumpkin seeds contain antioxidants (protect against cancer) and reduce inflammation.
In order to preserve the healthy fats present in the seeds, pumpkin seeds should be eaten raw. They also taste good roasted in an oven on a low temperature of 300F for 30-40 minutes. Stir occasionally. Drizzle with olive oil and sea salt prior to roasting. You can also sprinkle them on salads or eat them in yogurt or smoothies.
Our pumpkins and squash are growing and ripening. We will open for the 2016 season on Sat. Sept 17. We are busy preparing for the day.
We have some new products this year:
- Naked Seed Pumpkins which have seeds that taste really good roasted.
- Porcelain Doll and Jarrahdale ornamental pumpkins that are sure to look nice in a display.
- Marina Di Chioggia an Italian squash good to eat in ravioli and gnocchi.
Come and check out all of our many other varieties of pumpkins and squash.