Harvesting the Green Gold

It took three and a half people about 8 and a half hours to manually machete, scoop, clean and roast 4.5 kgs of Styrian pumpkin seeds! We were all seeing shades of green and orange by the end of the day. The weather could not have been more miserable (wet snow?!) so we moved the operations inside as… Continue reading Harvesting the Green Gold


A Growing Affair

The Styrian pumpkin (Curcubita pepo var. styriaca) is not your run of the mill jack-o-lantern garden product. For those of you familiar with my rant - you can stop here. For everyone else, please read on. The sight of hundreds of  green gourds splashed with orange stripes in a late summer field is pure farm art. The bees adore the rich… Continue reading A Growing Affair