This is THE FAVORITE recipe from our Friendsgiving, Live Virtual Culinary Event.
(you can still get the replay until December 2nd – friendsgiving replay)

Thanks to Chef Martin Hoellrigl of Capitola Garden Feast
for generously sharing his talents and expertise for this event and with you.


  • 2 cups pumpkins or butternut squash
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1 cup chardonnay
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp each sea salt, black pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg


  1. Peel the pumpkin or squash, remove seeds, and seed structure, and cut into walnut size pieces.
  2. To enhance flavors, you could roast the pieces on a lightly oiled pan at 400 degrees for 20 minutes with local honey or maple syrup (optional).
  3. If you skip step 2, in a large pot combine all ingredients and simmer for 20 minutes or until soft.
  4. If you roast the pumpkin, combine all ingredients in a large pot with the roasted pumpkin and bring to a boil.
  5. Transfer into a blender and puree.
  6. Taste, and add any additional seasoning before serving.
  7. Decorate with pumpkin seed oil, ginger bread croutons, or herbs
giving tuesday
This year #GivingTuesday falls on December 1. It is a national day to give back, originally organized in response to black friday madness. Thank you for your meaningful support of our empowering educational programs on the farm.
We have a huge match this year in the Santa Cruz Gives Campaign and every little amount we get helps us reach this ambitious goal.
Check out our Big Idea to continue providing outdoor education to children in response to the pandemic and fire-related hardship, and distribute organic produce to locations across the county serving those most in need – farmworker families, homeless, seniors, vets and anyone n need. We hope to assist other farms as well to participate in reducing hunger, health problems related to diet, and food waste in our community.
Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses and communities.
You can #shopsmall from Farm Discovery this year!
We are putting together gift bags featuring fresh Live Earth Farm apples & 1 jar each of our
Apple Syrup,
Apple Ginger Shrub &
Pink Peppercorn Apple Jelly
These beautiful, delicious products were made with Live Earth Farm and Prevedelli Farms organic apples in partnership with Terroir in a Jar.
We are taking orders until Monday December 14th for pick up on the Farm or local delivery by December 18th.