As an environmental scientist, I am always trying to make the most of ingredients. Pumpkins are often carved for Halloween and used for Fall decor, but then, unfortunately, end up in the landfill, contributing to food waste.
But purchasing organic pumpkins locally, in-season, and with the intent to eat them will reduce your environmental impact.
Check when pumpkins are in season in your area with this Seasonal Food Guide—hint: it’s probably in the Fall!
Pumpkin puree is a common ingredient at Marley’s Menu in both savory and sweet dishes. It’s also an awesome addition to some of my favorite Fall cocktails! Find all of our favorite pumpkin recipes here.