Squash – Winter**

$1.00 ea

Squash – Winter

$1.00 is the base price.  The final price will be reflected in the cart depending on the variety chosen.

** Indicates items that we grow on the farm, but sometimes we purchase from our approved suppliers to stock our farm stands if it’s not in season.
HG – Indicates that item is always grown on our farm.

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Winter Squash is a hard variety that can be roasted & baked and used in a variety of recipes.

Butternut Squash:  Has gained huge popularity over the past 10 years largely due to the restaurant influence and the popular butternut squash soup entree. It is a type of winter squash that has a sweet, nutty taste similar to that of a pumpkin,  in fact often pumpkin pie is made from butternut squash.

Delicata Squash: Also known as “sweet potato squash” for its brown sugar flavor, Delicata tastes like a cross between fresh corn and pumpkin pie. Like all hard squash, Delicata is high in beta-carotene and vitamin C, relatively low in calories and astonishingly versatile

Kabocha Squash:  The kabocha is hard, and is shaped like a squatty pumpkin with a deep green striped knobby skin.  The flesh is a bright yellow-orange color on the inside.  The average kabocha weighs between 2-3 pounds but they can weigh as much as 8 pounds.? A cross between a pumpkin and a sweet potato, it has a naturally sweet flavor.  Unlike other vegetables and fruits, after harvest the kabocha should be allowed to fully mature to reach it’s peak flavor  about 1 month after it is harvested.  Just keep it on your counter while it ripens, you can safely keep it for up to 3 months! A fully ripened kabocha will have reddish-yellow flesh and a hard skin with a dry, corky stem.

Spaghetti Squash: Spaghetti squash, also know as calabash squash derived it’s name because of the translucent strands of thin spaghetti that are produced when cooked. It has a very mild and delicate flavor that will take on the flavor of what it is served with. It makes an excellent substitution for pasta with only 7 grams of carbs per cup!

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