A Guide to Winter Squash

Posted by VFC Produce Team on Thu, Sep 21, 2017 @ 02:39 PM

Winter squash are harvested late summer through fall, then cured or “hardened off” in open air to toughen their exterior. This process ensures the squash will keep for months without refrigeration. When selecting any variety of winter squash, the stem is the best indication of ripeness. Stems should be tan, dry and on some varieties, look fibrous, frayed or corky. Fresh green stems or those leaking sap signal that the squash was harvested before it was completely ripe. Ripe squash has a vivid, saturated color and a matte, rather than glossy, finish.

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Winter Squash: 'cause Summer ain't No Spring Chicken!

Posted by Shana Meshbesher on Fri, Oct 07, 2016 @ 05:43 AM

The Name's Squash, Winter Squash...

Although I love summer, the multitude of squash varieties have a way of warming my heart and my belly with the joys of autumn! With 8 new local, organic varieties now in store – let's dig in!

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