butternut squash

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Holiday Side Dishes | In Season

During this time of family feasting, comfort food deserves a place at the table. Here are two side dishes that are sure to please this holiday season.

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Harvest Grain Bowl | In Season

This is the story of two local kids made good: the butternut squash and the Baldwin apple. The former is a native of Stow, Massachusetts, bred by a farmer named Charles Leggett. He named the butternut for its smooth-as-butter texture and nutty flavor and introduced it to horticulturists at the nearby Waltham Field Station. They, […]

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Spear of the Realm | First Light

The rough wooden farmhouse table in the black-and-white photograph holds a pyramid of asparagus. It also holds a softly smiling toddler just a little bit taller than the bunch of stalks in his hands. That’s Dan Smiarowski, who today at age 56 uses the photo to answer the frequent question of how long has he […]

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