Recipe by: Kelley Dillon and Jenny Breen
This recipe was inspired by our CSA which included zucchini from Pleasant View Farm.
"Sprout's goals are to provide access to markets for all growers."
- Arlene Jones, Sprout
Pleasant View is 1 of 18 Amish farms Sprout works with. The Amish population is socially marginalized due to religion. Aggregation of products reduces barriers small farmers have to transport and sell their products.
Typically, farms function on a rural to urban market. Sprout strengthens the rural to rural market to support small farms and help prevent food deserts. Sprout believes we can do more collectively than we can individually.
Zucchini is a summer squash. While it’s typically treated like a vegetable, technically zucchini is a fruit. It grows from the zucchini flower which is also edible and tasty.
Zucchini is packed with valuable nutrients including vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, B vitamins, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium. As a bonus, zucchini contains antioxidants, too. Antioxidants are chemicals that help limit damage to cells in the body caused by free radicals. This helps prevent diseases like cancer.