You Can’t “Beet” The “Sweets”

IMG_8933cwffarm inside trailer fall timeCarousel Watergardens Farm will be at the Make Gahanna Yours Farmers Market this Sunday Sept. 22nd. Join us from 4-7 pm at Veterans Park, 75 W. Johnstown Rd., Gahanna, Ohio 43230. It is supposed to be very hot & humid with possibility of rain so we will be inside the trailer with air conditioning so come on in. Check out our “Beets & Sweets” recipe along with our Maple Cinnamon Pumpkin Recipe we are sure “Y’all will “Fall” for these!

We will have our farm fresh vegetables of tomatoes, grape, cherry & mini Roma tomatoes, green beans, mini cucumbers, Asian & baby eggplant, kale, potatoes, beets, garlic, red, white & sweet onions, sweet & hot peppers, bell peppers, cucumbers, sweet potatoes, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, carrots, cabbage, green & yellow zucchini, okra, pickle cucumbers, yellow squash, patty pan squash, acorn, butternut, spaghetti squash and pie pumpkins along with our CSA eggs, ground beef & pork sausage. Be sure to check out our delicious pantry-fare of jams & jellies, honey & maple syrup, soup mixes and popcorn and fresh ground oat & wheat flour. We accept WIC coupons and Senior Nutrition coupons. See you at the market!

Recipe #1

CWFFarm Roasted Beets & Sweets beets & sweet potato dish

This is a recipe from Cathy’s southern heritage in Tennessee-great taste, great colors and fun to make.

 Prep time 15 minutes        Cook Time 1 hour

3 medium Carousel Watergardens Farm beets, peeled and cut into chunks

1 tablespoon and 3/4 teaspoon olive oil, divided

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 Tblsp Carousel Watergardens Farm Maple Syrup or 1/2 teaspoon sugar

1-1/2 medium Carousel Watergardens Farm sweet potatoes cut into chunks

1/2 large Carousel Watergardens Farm sweet onion, chopped

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

In a bowl, toss the beets with ½ of the olive oil to coat. Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet.

Mix the remaining olive oil, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and sugar in a large resealable plastic bag. Place the sweet potatoes and onion in the bag. Seal bag, and shake to coat vegetables with the oil mixture.

Bake beets 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Mix sweet potato mixture with the beets on the baking sheet. Continue baking 45 minutes, stirring after 20 minutes, until all vegetables are tender.

Recipe #2

CWFFARM Maple Cinnamon Baked Pumpkin  Maple_Cinnamon_Roasted_Pumpkin

Here is a crowd pleaser using some of our farms wonderful pie pumpkins, & maple syrup.You can also use our little Hooli squash instead of pumpkin. This dish is great served warm with some whipped cream or make a maple syrup dip with cream cheese or yogurt. Just add a 1/4 cup of maple syrup to any of the following sour cream, cream cheese or yogurt, mix well and chill then dip your pumpkin slices and enjoy.


½ cup Carousel Watergardens Farm Maple syrup

1/4 cup(s) sugar, brown (packed)

1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 pounds Carousel Watergardens Farm small pie pumpkin,usually 1-2 small pie pumpkins peeled, seeded, and cut into 2 1/2- to 3-inch pieces (each about 1/4 inch thick) or cut into ¼ inch thick wedges

2 tablespoon oil of choice, (I use either olive oil or coconut oil)


  1. Preheat oven to 325*F. In a small bowl, stir together brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt; set aside. In a 3-quart rectangular baking dish, toss pumpkin with oil. Spoon maple brown sugar mixture evenly over pumpkin pieces.
  2. Bake, covered, for 40 minutes. Uncover and stir pumpkin. Bake, uncovered, about 15 minutes more or until pumpkin is tender. Serve warm with whip cream or a maple syrup dip.


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