This recipe is prepared for serving as a savory butternut squash waffle. However, it is still delicious with maple syrup. Our favorite way to eat them is topped with a soft boiled egg, apple smoked cowboy bacon, and sliced tomato. If you like a sweeter batter, simply add some warm spices and a little sugar to the recipe. This waffle recipe is for thinner Scandinavian style waffles.
1 Small butternut squash, peeled, seeds removed, and grated (about 2 cups)
1 Cup whole wheat flour
1 Cup all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 Cup canola oil
2 Small eggs
2 Cups buttermilk
Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the eggs, oil, and buttermilk. Pour the wet ingredients onto the flour mixture, along with the grated butternut squash. Stir until combined. The batter should be pourable and not too thick. Add more buttermilk to thin the batter if necessary. Ladle appropriate quantities of batter into a hot waffle iron. Serve immediately or you can refrigerate and warm in a toaster oven as needed.
Charlie Hatcher of Hatcher Family Dairy helping a young Mom with some milk to her vehicle
It all adds up – sunshine plus good fresh farm food equals happy people. For proof of that theory, all you needed to do was come to the farmers market this past Saturday. Everyone was in a good mood. There were plenty of yummy fresh veggies, such as beets and squash. Maple syrup was another favorite and everyone was looking for those blue eggs. And there were big smiles all over the place. Of course, eating sweet doughnuts or munching on muffins while roaming the market played a role in keeping those smiles coming, but we think the bright sunshine and warm temperatures were a big part of it too.
Fresh made muffins from Lucy’s kitchen
Fresh winter squash from Kirkview Farm
Tennessee Maple Syrup from Pilgrims produce
Fresh made crepes from Crepe A Diem
The Lee clan from Triple L Ranch was out in full force on Saturday
LeeAnn of Bear Creek helping some customers with their Tennessee Beef selection
Beaverdam Creek Farm CSA program is in full swing!
During the day, someone asked us about three little letters that are popping up now in the farm booths all over the market. Those three letters are C-S-A, which is the nickname for community supported agriculture. A CSA gives you a weekly share of whatever the farm has harvested all through the growing season and now is the time to sign up for a CSA. Many of the farmers at the market, such as Delvin Farms, Beaverdam Creek Farm and West Wind Farms have CSA programs. Next time you’re at the market, ask your favorite farmer if a CSA is available to get the best in fresh food straight from their farm every week.
A young market customer taking a picture of a custom home from Miniatures by Phillip
Peaceful Pastures farm made soaps
Farm Fresh Goat Cheese from Noble Springs Dairy
Taking home some barn wood signs from Tom the Furniture Guy
Our new Corporate Sponsor for 2014, owner Greg Brown of Ford Lincoln of Franklin with LIsa, Deb and Hank Sr of Delvin Farms
And finally, we welcomed a new member to the market family last Saturday. We’re happy to announce that Ford Lincoln of Franklin is a sponsor of the Franklin Farmers Market. The market is a 501 c 5 non-profit agricultural organization and with sponsors such as Ford Lincoln of Franklin, we are able to help local farms to keep growing. Our thanks to Ford Lincoln of Franklin for their support – Welcome to the FFM family!
You can visit pictures from Saturday’s market by clicking here.