Zucchini versus Summer Squash

It seems that in Nebraska we are all very familiar with our friend the zucchini – although we may not always spell it correctly.  However, one of its relatives – the yellow squash – is grossly under used. Summer squash is a term for squash that is harvested at a tender, immature stage.  It hasContinue reading “Zucchini versus Summer Squash”

A new wash line

Dobry Den! Meet Laura.  Laura has been part of Pekarek’s Produce since 2010.  She is a college senior at UNL majoring in Horticulture.  We are so lucky to have someone returning to the operation with so much knowledge and a great work ethic!  In this picture she is showing me the beautiful cauliflower harvested thisContinue reading “A new wash line”

4th of July in Seward, Nebraska

If you are new to Seward then you may not know that Seward is America’s Small Town 4th of July City!  There is something for everyone on the 4th – from music to crafts to a freedom run to a parade, rides and of course:  FOOD! More than 50,000 people venture to Seward on theContinue reading “4th of July in Seward, Nebraska”

Roasted Carrots

Let’s all have some roasted carrots tonight!  These are great finger food for the kids. Ingredients 12 carrots 3 tablespoons OLIVE OIL 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt 1/2 teaspoons black pepper 2 tablespoons minced fresh dill or parsley Directions Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Cut the carrots to desired thickness.  I like 1Continue reading “Roasted Carrots”

Week 4 of Pekarek’s Produce CSA

Dobry Den! This has been a wonderful week at Pekarek’s Produce – yes it is exceedingly hot, but it has not hailed.  Ryan and the crew have been busy pulling weeds, staking tomatoes, cleaning out vegetables hit by the hail, picking, and washing.  They especially had fun walking the potatoes pulling the sunflowers out!  FunContinue reading “Week 4 of Pekarek’s Produce CSA”

Week 3 of Pekarek’s Produce CSA

SORRY ABOUT THE LATE POSTING!  Every once in a while, technology and I get in a little argument and technology wins.  Thought this was posted Wednesday morning, but apparently I thought wrong…… Hello folks! We hope everyone is enjoying their bags of produce.  We are having a great time hearing from each of you aboutContinue reading “Week 3 of Pekarek’s Produce CSA”

Sauted Potatoes with Green Onions

It’s almost hard for this to be called a recipe because it is just so simple and delicious. Ingredients 3 lbs. potatoes from Pekarek’s Produce 1 bunch green onions from Pekarek’s Produce 2 cloves garlic 2 tbsp. olive oil Salt to taste Freshly ground pepper to taste Directions Wash the potatoes and slice in toContinue reading “Sauted Potatoes with Green Onions”

Potatoes are nutritious!

I don’t think anyone has to ask what to do with potatoes.  Bake, boil, mash or fry, a potato can be delicious – even if you spell it with the extra “e.” Potatoes are the highest consumed vegetable in the U.S., only behind corn. You know, it seems potatoes got a bad rap from fadContinue reading “Potatoes are nutritious!”

Broccoli Salad

If you’ve ever noticed, the recipes from Pekarek’s Produce are pretty simple.  That’s because most of the time, our favorite way to eat the vegetables is raw or with some sort of dip.  In that spirit, I present to you my recipe for Broccoli Salad.  This originally came from my mom’s church cook book, butContinue reading “Broccoli Salad”

Summer Rotini Salad

Like many of us, we would like to eat healthy, but sometimes it seems so difficult.   Summer is a busy time for all of us, but it is also the time when a huge variety of vegetables come into season.  So here is a simple way to incorporate your veggies into a 12 minute meal!Continue reading “Summer Rotini Salad”