Seriously, farmer's markets are the best places on earth. It never ceases to put a smile on my face (except when people get in my way!), and I absolutely love the change in seasons because it means there are fun new things to be seen and most importantly, eaten.
I love this goose squash, below, or whatever the heck they are. Holy humoungous!! I've never gotten one...maybe I should? I would probably lose a finger or two trying to cut it up.
Reaping the benefits from my CSA and farmer's market, I made some yummy sauteed collards, with carmelized onions and hot pepper, and some roasted butternut squash. I have found that the trick to yummy collards is to not really cook them much at all, so you don't just get a mushy mess of greens. I sauteed the onions and hot peppers for a long time in some olive oil and then when I add in the collards, I put a dash of shoyu sauce and some salt, pepper, thyme, and only let it cook for a couple of minutes more. I just keep an eye on it and taste it until it they are just slightly wilty, but mostly still crunchy and definately still super-green. Yum!
And ohhh roasted butternut squash is the best.