#MondayMeals: Don't Herb Your Enthusiasm

October 7, 2019


Don't herb your enthusiasm for this tasty fall treat! Herb-Roasted Acorn Squash is a healthy and delicious recipe that can be made with fresh local ingredients. Read on for more information on the benefits of this great dish!



Acorn squash is packed with important nutrients that promote digestive health, lower the risk of heart disease and bad cholesterol levels, and can help prevent type 2 diabetes.  




Herbs such as thyme, rosemary, or sage can help prevent allergies, nasal congestion, and lower blood pressure. Herbs like these can also improve brain function and memory.

Food produced locally is more nutritious. This is because food contains the most nutrients around the time it is harvested. The longer food spends traveling, the less nutrition it contains. Less time traveling also means less exposure to harmful chemicals and less production of greenhouse gasses. What a tasteful way to decrease our carbon footprint! 


Find ingredients for Herb-Roasted Acorn Squash and more at Anderson’s Farm MarketThe Local Food Market, or through a CSA share at Main Street Farms. Also be sure to stop by the Cortland and Homer Farmers Markets and Shared Roots Farm to see what nutritious and delicious foods are available this season. Check out the healthy and delicious recipe for Herb-Roasted Acorn Squash below.


Herb-Roasted Acorn Squash


Don't forget to reserve a spot for yourself and a friend at the next Get Cortland Cookin' class on October 15th from 5pm-6:30pm at the Salvation Army in Cortland! Please contact us at rosalie@sevenvalleyshealth.org or call the office number listed below to pre-register. We ask that participants are aged 10 and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult.




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