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Recipe of the Week

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Don’t discard your pumpkin guts this year! Instead, get them roasty toasty with this super easy recipe by food blog Delish. Butter and salt is all you need for this yummy and nutritious seasonal snack or topping! Spaghetti, butternut, and acorn squash all yield edible seeds that are delicious when roasted with many (endless?) combinations of butter or oil and seasonings-- we love sea salt, smoked paprika and garlic powder, but a sweet version with honey and cinnamon goes over well with the littles. Warm out of the oven, this is a special fall treat. Psst… CCFM and Market Mommas Box recipients will find adorable and delicious butterkin pumpkins this week - Happy Halloween!


  • 2 c. pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp. melted butter
  • 2 tsp. kosher salt


Preheat oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with parchment or grease with cooking spray. Remove seeds from pumpkin: Scoop them out with an ice cream scoop or big spoon and place in a colander. Rinse to get rid of any pulp, then pick away any stragglers.

Transfer seeds to paper towels and pat dry.

In a bowl, toss seeds with melted butter and salt.

Spread seeds on prepared baking sheet and bake, stirring occasionally, until seeds are golden, about 25 minutes.

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Market UmbrellaMarket Umbrella is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3), based in New Orleans, whose mission is to cultivate the field of public markets for public good. Market Umbrella has operated the Crescent City Farmers Markets (CCFM) since 1995.

Crescent City Farmers MarketThe Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round in four New Orleans neighborhoods. The CCFM hosts nearly 80 local small farmers, fishers and food producers, and more than 100,000 shoppers annually.